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The theme is ‘Getting back to growth’ and we spoke about the challenges of the last eighteen months and more importantly how we move beyond them and become stronger, more profitable aftermarket businesses.
On the panel:
Andy Robson is Parts Operations Director for Stellantis-owned Distrigo Parts Distribution, a role which he has occupied since it’s creation in 2020. He’s no stranger to the UK aftermarket though as he previously occupied various senior management positions in aftersales for PSA, and GM before that, since 2003.
Richard Shortis is the Managing Director of KJ Shortis, a regional network comprising of 43 retail accessory shops under the Wilco and Motosave brands, plus the 14-strong Fast-Fit chain and the 24-branch EU/EU Linco network of motor factors. The firm also trades online under the ‘Wilco Direct’ style.
Kamran Saleem, MD of Solihulls’ MotorServ UK, is an automotive expert with 15 years in the industry. After studying Business Management at Aston University, he established the current brand for the business seven years ago and has ambitiously increased its annual revenue from £400k to now over £6m. Saleem has previously won ‘Large Garage of the Year’ at the CAT Awards.
Richard Welland heads up rotating machine supplier WAI Global in the UK and has decades of
experience in aftermarket supply chains and remanufacturing prior to this. Things have been busy for Mr Welland as he has recently been appointed President of trade federation IAAF.