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Simon Baker is now heading up Sales and Business Development at GT Automotive, the company has announced.
Simon will be charged with building upon existing relationships with key Aftermarket customers, whilst also pursuing new companies interested in becoming Aftermarket partners with GT Automotive.
Baker was a Senior technician for the Subaru World Rally Team and a Diagnostic technician for Ricardo, having been Branch Manager at Euro Car Parts and Allparts Automotive Ltd.
GT Automotive is an aftermarket brand built on the back of years of OE manufacturing in engine components. This formed the company policy of bringing competitively priced OE quality products to the UK aftermarket; most recently releasing a fantastic range of crankshaft pulleys covering the UK car parc.
With GT Automotive’s manufacturing experience and knowledge of producing OE quality parts for the market,it has also partnered with several key OE manufacturers to expand its range of select, quality products; including Maysan Mando shock absorbers; which will be released in September 2018. One of Simon’s primary objectives will be to marry GT Automotive’s current customer base and prospective business partners, with this exciting new product venture.
Commercial Director, Oliver Croxson, says: “On behalf of GT Automotive I would like to welcome Simon to our unique, dynamic team. Having the opportunity to bring in someone of Simon’s calibre is a great sign that, as an Aftermarket brand, we are moving in the right direction towards achieving our goal of being an established brand in the UK and European Aftermarket. We are excited to get going with Simon and help him to achieve his first goal- making GT Automotive the number 1 brand for Aftermarket Crankshaft Pulleys!”