Kwik Fit director of communications elected NTDA VC
The National Tyre Distributers Association (NTDA) has elected Roger Griggs, director of communications at Kwik Fit, to the role of vice chairman, working with Stephen Callow, who succeeded Kwik Fit’s David White as NTDA chairman in March 2012. Griggs has spent 34 years in the tyre industry, starting in a Jersey tyre centre in the late 1970s. Richard Edy, director of the NTDA, says: “We are delighted that Roger has joined the board. His experience in all areas of the industry means he has a great deal to offer and we look forward to supporting him in developing future campaigns.”
Griggs spent 27 years with Continental, beginning as an area sales representative and moving through a variety of positions in the north of England and Scotland before becoming sales director for the UK and Ireland. His final role within Conti was as European sales director – new distribution, covering all major European markets and reporting directly to Conti’s global headquarters in Hannover. He left Continental to take up a position on the board of North Eastern Tyres and Exhausts based in the North East of England.
North Eastern was acquired by Stapleton’s in 2011 and when then their parent company Itochu bought Kwik Fit later that year the companies were brought together under the umbrella of European Tyre Enterprises Limited (ETEL). Griggs took on the role of director of communications for ETEL with specific focus on the group’s retail operations.
The new NTDA VC says: “I’m very proud to have been elected to the board of the NTDA. The association does some great work on behalf of the industry and I want to help continue and strengthen that. One particular area where I think we have a key responsibility is on the issue of part worn tyres I believe that more can be done to eliminate the danger they represent to UK’s motorists. I look forward to working with the NTDA chairman Stephen Callow and the rest of the team to campaign on this issue.”
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