SMMT appoint Aftermarket Development Manager

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APPOINTED: Peter Lawton, of SMMT

Peter Lawton has been appointed the new Aftermarket Development Manager at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Mr Lawton, who will assume responsibility on April 23, boasts 15years’ experience as an automotive journalist and has spent the last three years as Editor of CAT magazine.

He replaces Wendy Williamson, who is joining the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) as Chief Executive.

Mike Hawes, Chief Executive of the SMMT, said: “The aftermarket is one of the most diverse and dynamic business areas we have in the UK automotive industry.

“Peter’s existing relationships with the sector and knowledge of the issues it faces will allow SMMT to enhance its aftermarket activities and offer an ever-improving service to our members.”

“I’m thrilled to be joining SMMT and look forward to helping the sector go from strength to strength.”

Peter Lawton, SMMT

Mr Lawton added: “I’m thrilled to be joining SMMT and look forward to helping the sector go from strength to strength.

“While I’m sad to be leaving CAT, I’m very pleased that I’m staying in the aftermarket and relish the opportunity to continue working with its fantastic people and businesses.”

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