New Managing Director appointed as GROUPAUTO’s Jim Mazza retires

Steve Richardson joins as head of trading groups after Jim announces his retirement later this year

New Managing Director appointed as GROUPAUTO’s Jim Mazza retires
Alliance Automotive Group is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Richardson.

Current Managing Director, Jim Mazza will retire from the business at the end of December.

He will be retained for a period in a part-time capacity to ensure a smooth hand over of responsibility and to offer guidance and direction.

Jim said: “I have enjoyed my time in the industry enormously and will be eternally grateful learn, tolerated my mistakes but above all put their faith in me.

“I will not only miss them, but also my work colleagues in the UK and Europe, our suppliers and those decent, honest people at our competitors that I’ve met over the years. I wish them all well.”

Due to take up the position at the start of November, Steve started as a mechanic and worked his way into a management position with Halfords, before holding various roles within General Motors including Vauxhall Masterfit and AC Delco.

Most recently he has been Sales Director, Aftermarket with Denso Europe where he has lead the significant growth in their business supplying OES and independent aftermarket customers.

Alistair Brown, the Chairman of Alliance Automotive Group in the UK, said: “Steve will bring a fresh perspective, energy and drive and help us to not only maintain our leading position in the industry, but to further grow and develop the business to the benefit of our members, employees and loyal approved suppliers.

“Although on a personal level I will miss working with Jim, I am also pleased to see him taking the opportunity to seek out the new personal opportunities that retirement offers.

“Today our UK trading group is six times the size it was when Jim joined.

“He has transformed the business into a clear number one in the UK and the foundations for further growth are firmly in place.”

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