Ben Field has taken over as Vintage Tyres managing director
Vintage Tyres has appointed Ben Field, who joined the company last June, as its new managing director. Field takes over from longstanding MD Chris Marchant who, rather than taking full retirement, will become technical director. Ben Field brings with him 25 years’ experience in the classic vehicle industry as a restorer, road tester and journalist.
Chris Marchant brought Vintage Tyres to its base at the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, Hampshire in 1991. While maintaining a strong relationship with Dunlop (whose vintage and classic range Vintage Tyres started selling exclusively back in 1962), Marchant forged new ties with Avon, Michelin and a dozen more leading manufacturers. Indeed, he oversaw the reintroduction of more than 30 historic tread patterns, and introduced the company’s own crossply tyre ranges, Ensign and Waymaster.
New MD Ben Field commented: “I’m really excited to be taking on this role, and I look forward to building on the successes created by Chris, and the excellent Vintage Tyres’ team.”
Vintage Tyres is purported to be the world’s largest supplier of original-equipment tyres for enthusiast vehicles.