Autotech Group announces major leadership reshuffle

Autotech Group has announced the formation of a dedicated executive level as the company moves into a new phase under the leadership of CEO, Simon King.

Mark Armitage, who joined the company last year as commercial director, becomes chief revenue officer, and Laurence Abbott moves from his position as marketing and technology director to become the group’s chief technology officer and managing director of Autotech Connect.

Autotech Group has also created group and senior leadership teams.

Alongside King, Armitage and Abbott, the group leadership team includes Natalie Hodgson, who joins as marketing director, Faye Drage, head of people, and financial director Justin Ampofo. They are joined by company secretary Dominic Hunter, who is also head of quality.

Meanwhile, the senior leadership team now includes James Mackay and Alistair Macdonald, who become managing director and sales and operations director of the company’s recruit and academy divisions respectively, and Alistair McCrindle, operations director for Autotech Training.

King said: “Our new company structure has been in development for a significant period. With four company divisions, the focus was on ensuring that the right people were in the right position to lead sustainable growth and I am delighted that so many of these appointments were made internally. We place a significant amount of value in our team, and I believe this sends a strong message to our shareholders and the wider industry that we have the best possible foundation in place to grow.”