The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Craig McCracken, Group Factor Manager at Arnold Clark Autoparts as new vice-president.

Craig McCracken

In becoming vice-president and then president in 2023, Craig succeeds past president Terry Knox and will join the IAAF board, supporting current president Richard Welland, Honorary Treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale and Chief Executive Mark Field.

Craig has more than 40 years’ experience in the automotive industry and has worked for Arnold Clark for 35 years.

At Arnold Clark Autoparts, Craig has presided over the motor factor’s meteoric rise, which has ensured customers have benefitted from the wide range of products and services available from Arnold Clark, with Autoparts being one of the first distributors to adopt the philosophy of supplying everything a workshop requires.

Commenting on his appointment, Craig said:

“I wish to thank Arnold Clark Autoparts for its support as I expand my role within IAAF, a trade federation I have been closely involved with for almost 10 years. The next period for the automotive aftermarket will arguably be its most challenging – with a changing vehicle parc, access to data issues and block exemption regulation renewal – and so it is essential we all get behind the Federation and support its widespread activity to protect the sector.”

Richard Welland, IAAF president added said:

“Craig is a passionate supporter of our trade and his expertise and experience will be extremely well received as we continue to modernise the IAAF over the next few years.”

Movers & Shakers: Round-up of all the latest changes

All the latest changes from across the sector, including new roles, promotions, and retirements

Read More

GSF announces new-look leadership team

GSF will add 20 new branches to its 180-strong network over the next 12 months; up to 20 further locations will follow from 2025

Read More

Winners crowned at CAT Awards 2024

The annual event, held at the Lowry Hotel, welcomed more than 200 people from across the aftermarket

Read More

Fraudsters guilty of selling knock-off aftermarket parts in UK

Group used Amazon as platform for its products

Read More

APH Automotive appointed Suplex’s exclusive GB distributor

Director Andrew Hopkin said the move “is a feather in the cap for APH”

Read More

Join the debate

1 Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. Congratulations to Craig on his new appointment
    Craig’s knowledge of the UK aftermarket is second to none .