Silverlake bolsters senior leadership team

Silverlake Automotive Recycling has appointed Greg Rose to the newly-created role of continuous improvement manager.

He will help to develop, refine and streamline processes across the business to ensure maximum return on every salvage vehicle, either through re-marketing and auction or via dismantling and the provision of reclaimed parts.

Meanwhile, a new workshop is being set up specifically for the management of high value vehicles, alongside the electric vehicle processing bays, and their associated damage assessment processes.

The company says that segregating these vehicles protects the asset and expedites the route to realising maximum value; it also provides opportunities to rotate and upgrade the skill sets of our current and new vehicle technicians.

Allen Prebble, managing director, said: “The salvage and recycling market continues to evolve rapidly.  We have more vehicles than ever coming through the business and an ever-increasing demand for our reclaimed parts. Silverlake has ambitious growth plans and Greg’s experience will help us to ensure the business scales efficiently and sustainably through process improvement which incorporates our service values.”

Rose said: “My racing background taught me that you have to find an advantage somewhere, and there’s always somewhere to find it. In my first six weeks at Silverlake, I was fortunate to attend the Automotive Recycling Association (ARA) Conference in the US and more recently the VRA Conference in the UK, both of which were great springboards into the industry; meeting others, gaining insights and informing my thinking.

“In applying and tailoring my existing knowledge and expertise around efficiencies and lean process management, and alongside my colleagues in the senior management team, I plan to influence so many advantage opportunities for Silverlake and deliver commercial and service value against each of them. Joining the company at such an exciting time in its continuing development is inspiring, especially as I have joined the industry at a poignant and progressive time in its history.”