NETE Appoints New Retail Director
North Eastern Tyre & Exhausts has announced the appointment of Roger Griggs to the company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Griggs joins the board following the announcement of Ray Darcy’s retirement, and he will take on the role of Retail Director.
Roger Griggs brings considerable experience with him to NETE, having spent over thirty years within the tyre industry, twenty-seven of which have been with Continental. Between 1993 and 2000, Roger was Sales Director UK/Eire before he was asked to spearhead Continental’s successful development with Europe’s largest independent tyre retailer, ‘Kwik Fit’.
Commenting upon his decision to move to NETE, Mr. Griggs said, “I have been very close to the development of North Eastern as my association with the Company spans some twenty-five years. When I was offered the opportunity to join the board of directors, it was a very easy decision for me to make as NETE has great foresight, good investment plans, and quality people working for the company”. The first task for the new appointee will be to visit the company’s retail depots in order to become familiar with the intricate workings of the retail arm of the business and to get to know the staff and management teams at each depot.
“I am very excited that Roger will be joining us shortly and I am confident that Roger will bring with him new vision, creativity, and sound business knowledge, which will compliment our business plans, and help to drive the company forward,” said NETE managing director Gavin Marshall. “I am sure that you will all join me in welcoming Roger to our company and will enjoy working with him to help build and establish a ‘best in class’ retail division that we can all continue to be proud of.”