PEOPLE NEWS: PARTS ALLIANCE APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT

The Parts Alliance has appointed Mark Eburne as its new President and COO.

Mark Eburne

During his career, Eburne has held senior roles at companies including Wolseley, National Grid, RAC and TRW. Most recently, he was Chief Executive at building parts manufacturer Sigmat. He said: “I’m incredibly excited to join the team at The Parts Alliance. This is a successful business with a fantastic reputation for service, quality and the passion of its people”.

Mark Eburne will join the nationwide motor factor, which operates more than 170 branches, on 20 September 2021. He succeeds former President and COO Neil Croxson, who left the business in June 2021.

The Parts Alliance CFO Sally Dowling said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mark to the team. He’s a strategic and passionate business leader with a proven track record for success who will hit the ground running.

“He joins The Parts Alliance during an exciting period of growth and opportunity, when the automotive aftermarket has demonstrated not just its resilience to the pandemic, but its great potential to thrive as an essential service.”

Published by Greg Whitaker

Editor of CAT Magazine and an experienced motoring journalist @GregWhitaker5

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  1. What a challenge this guy has. The weakest of the nationals. A mixed group of different business brands that are nowhere near the level they were. A buying operation that wouldn’t recognise an opportunity if it smacked them in the face. Same old business model, fighting on price with the big brands, badly buying from the Far East. Good luck.

  2. Unfortunately since GSF were taken over by The Parts Alliance they are retail only prices take it or leave it attitude and have dumped many loyal trade customers

    1. We now have three – four if you include MPD, national factors. The market has never sustained one! they have all gone bust. They all have the same business model and try to undercut each other with the same brands. They treat garages as targets to be milked, then moan about lack of loyalty. It will get worse as they want to digitalise the market. Good luck with that.