GWYN Lloyd has retired from RAC Auto Windscreens after 10 years in charge of the automotive service company's business with insurers. He began his career 40 years ago as an office junior with architectural glaziers in London and moved to Birmingham as managing director of Aygeeglass in 1973. In the early 1980s he was a founder member of the West Midlands Association of Windscreen Specialists, later to become National Windscreens, and was appointed chief executive there in 1982. Lloyd is succeeded by Andrew Webster.
FOLLOWING Enza Motors' designation as commercial vehicle dealer for Mercedes-Benz, Gerry Smith has been appointed managing director. He is based in Warrington and is part of the company's new plans for future growth.
PHILIP Waring is to take over from James Muir as managing director of Mazda Motors UK. He joined the company in 2001 after several years in senior management positions in the retail sector. Muir was appointed to the role in August 2001 and now moves on to Mazda Motor Europe as vice-president for sales. He replaces Dan Morris who now takes on the role of president.
THE Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has announced the appointment of Peter de Rousset-Hall, as its new chairman. He is currently director of Ford Financial, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Ford Motor Company, and takes on the role following his position as chairman of the FLA's motor finance management committee. De Rousset-Hall has been a member of the board for four years.
NAITHAN Keeping has taken on the role of director of fleet sales with ATS Euromaster, joining from Kwik- Fit. Before that he was with Michelin for four years, two of which he spent on the fleet side of the business. Keeping reports to trading director Dave Hall, and takes overall responsibility for development of fleet sales in the car and light van divisions.
PETER Cartwright has been appointed sales and marketing director with GMAC UK, the automotive financing arm of General Motors. He was previously operations director at On:line Finance and his new areas of responsibility include Daewoo Finance, Saab Finance and Vauxhall Finance as well as the On:line division.
BEN, the automotive benevolent fund, has made two new appointments. Maggie Smith becomes assistant director, care services, and Andrew Ogierman is the fund's new volunteer co-ordinator.