National Windscreens appoints new board member

National Windscreens has strengthened its board of directors with the appointment of John Smallman.

John has more than 27 years’ experience in the auto glazing industry. He started as a technician when he was 17 years old before becoming fitting centre manager and then more recently taking overall responsibility for all of the Shropshire and North Wales fitting centres.

John said, ‘This industry has been my passion and I am looking forward to sharing my expertise with fellow board members and also learning from their extensive knowledge in the sector.

‘This is an exciting time for the industry with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) bringing new challenges every day for us. We have taken a market leading role in this sector and I look forward to continuing this work, ensuring everyone in the company always has the most up-to-date knowledge so calibration work can be carried out and motorists can drive away after a single visit to any one of our fitting and calibration centres.’

National Windscreens’ foresight in predicting the increasing use of ADAS equipment, expected to reach 40% of all vehicles by 2020, has already seen £1 million invested in training and equipment together with larger fitting centre premises in some cases to cater for this increased demand.

Managing director, Pete Marsden, commented, ‘John’s appointment will ensure that the board continues to have full representation of our organisation and the diverse skills required in order for us to make further progress in our service offering and maintain the company’s industry leading position.’