LKQ announces key leadership changes

LKQ UK & Ireland has announced that chief executive officer Andy Hamilton is to become senior vice president of LKQ and president and executive managing director of LKQ Europe, taking over from Varun Laroyia.

This follows the recent news that Justin Jude will succeed Dominick Zarcone as president and CEO of LKQ Corporation next July.

Dominick Zarcone said, “Andy’s extensive experience, including several years as our pan European chief commercial officer and then as CEO of our largest and most profitable European operation, makes him a natural selection to lead our European team.”

Meanwhile, Kevan Wooden, chief commercial officer for LKQ UK & Ireland, will take over from Hamilton.

Hamilton said, “I’m excited to be returning to LKQ Europe at such a pivotal moment in the aftermarket’s future. The LKQ UK & Ireland group of companies are being left in exceptionally good hands with Kevan, who has been a key partner to me during the transformation of the businesses over the last four years.”