The National Tyre Distributers Association (NTDA) one of the UK motor industry’s oldest and most respected trade associations, today announces that Roger Griggs, Director of Communications at Kwik Fit, has been elected to the role of vice chairman of the organisation.
Roger has spent 34 years in the tyre industry, with his first role having been in a tyre centre in Jersey in the late 70’s. He spent 27 years with Continental, beginning as an area sales representative and moving through a variety of roles based in the North of England and Scotland before becoming sales director for the UK and Ireland. His final role within Continental was as European sales director – new distribution, covering all major European markets and reporting directly to Continental’s global headquarters in Hannover. He left Continental to take up a position on the board of North Eastern Tyres and Exhausts based in the North East of England.
North Eastern was acquired by Stapleton’s in 2011 and when then their parent company Itochu bought Kwik Fit later that year the companies were brought together under the umbrella of European Tyre Enterprises Limited (ETEL). Roger took on the role of director of communications for ETEL with specific focus on the group’s retail operations.
Roger says: “I’m very proud to have been elected to the board of the NTDA. The association does some great work on behalf of the industry and I want to help continue and strengthen that. One particular area where I think we have a key responsibility is on the issue of part worn tyres I believe that more can be done to eliminate the danger they represent to UK’s motorists. I look forward to working with the NTDA chairman Stephen Callow and the rest of the team to campaign on this issue.”
Richard Edy, Director of the NTDA, says: “We are delighted that Roger has joined the board. His experience in all areas of the industry means he has a great deal to offer and we look forward to supporting him in developing future campaigns.”
For more information: www.ntda.co.uk