McCracken becomes IAAF vice-president

Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) has appointed Arnold Clark Autoparts group factor Craig McCracken as new vice-president.

In becoming vice-president and then president in 2023, he will support current president Richard Welland, honorary treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale and chief executive Mark Field.

He said: “I wish to thank Arnold Clark Autoparts for its support as I expand my role within IAAF, a trade federation I have been closely involved with for almost 10 years. The next period for the automotive aftermarket will arguably be its most challenging – with a changing vehicle parc, access to data issues and block exemption regulation renewal – and so it is essential we all get behind the Federation and support its widespread activity to protect the sector.”

Richard Welland, IAAF president, said: “Craig is a passionate supporter of our trade and his expertise and experience will be extremely well received as we continue to modernise the IAAF over the next few years.”