Autoparts UK has appointed industry expert Mike Smythe as its new Group Aftermarket Parts Buyer.
Smythe has more than 30 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket having worked previously as a buyer at Solid Auto and Andrew Page.
In his new role at Autoparts UK, he will be responsible for working with the motor factor’s supply base, ensuring the 17-branch network of Autoparts UK, Midwest Motor Factors and Monmore Auto Parts continues to receive the best possible service and support.
Craig McCracken, Autoparts UK Group Factor Manager, said: “I’m delighted to have Mike join the Autoparts UK team. His experience will prove vital in maximising our partnerships with a wide range of suppliers for the benefit of customers.”
Commenting on his new role Smythe added: “I have watched the growth of Autoparts UK in the past 20 years and I’m delighted to have an opportunity play a part in its future. The motor factor is not in the habit of switching suppliers readily but instead delivers growth to all companies through a long-term partnership. With our exciting plans, I look forward to working very closely with suppliers and leading industry brands to deliver accelerated growth.”
For more information: www.autopartsuk.com