Craig McCracken, group factor manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts, has taken up the term as president of the IAAF.
McCracken succeeds Richard Welland in the two-year role at the aftermarket federation. He is well known in the aftermarket, having worked in senior roles for Arnold Clark Autoparts and its predecessors.
Commenting on his appointment, Craig said: “Having been on the council for a number of years and vice-president for the past two years, I have seen in more detail the challenges the automotive aftermarket faces and also witnessed the incredible work the IAAF does to overcome these and to ensure we all remain in business.
“I’m excited about the future direction of the federation, as we look to offer more tangible benefits to existing members and expand our membership to independent garages.”
Mark Field, IAAF chief executive, said: “I would like to pay tribute to immediate past president Richard Welland. The IAAF’s drive to modernise and ensure it integrates itself firmly into member businesses is as a result of the passion and enthusiasm Richard has shown for our trade, and I’m delighted he will continue as a board member.
“Craig is also a passionate supporter of our trade and has both the experience and character to lead the Federation, as we continue our drive forward in protecting, strengthening and promoting the automotive aftermarket.”