Article date: 25 September 2008
Auto Windscreens, the national automotive glazing services company, has appointed Tony Johnston as its sales and marketing director. Tony's appointment now completes Auto Windscreens five-strong board of directors.
He brings more than 15 years' top-end sales and marketing experience in the automotive industry to his new role. Most recently Tony was the chief operating officer for Leasedrive VELO, one of the UK's largest independent privately-owned vehicle management groups in the UK. Before this he was the chief executive of VELO prior to its merger with Leasedrive Group in 2007. Prior to joining the automotive industry, Tony held a number of key roles within the insurance and financial services sectors.
In his new role Tony will be responsible for driving the company's sales and marketing strategy. Abu Shafi, managing director, said: "He joins a team with world class knowledge and at an exciting stage of our development. Tony's proven ability in the sales arena will be a huge asset to the company. As our business continues to grow he will play a significant role in securing the growth and success of Auto Windscreens."
Commenting on his appointment Tony added: "I am delighted to join Auto Windscreens. The company has a well-established market reputation and is positioning itself for further significant growth. Combined with a professional, passionate and dedicated team of people, this will make for an exciting and challenging environment, of which I am very pleased to be a part."
Outside work Tony, who is married with two sons, enjoys running half marathons, motor sports and supporting Brentford Football Club.
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About Auto Windscreens
Established in 1971, Auto Windscreens provides a complete automotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens, rear windows and side windows) to private motorists, fleets and the insurance industry.
Auto Windscreens is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its own UK manufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in a dedicated factory in Chesterfield.
With a national network of 120 fitting centres, backed by a fleet of more than 800 fully equipped mobile fitting units, Auto Windscreens provides a true 24/7 national service for private and corporate customers every year.
Auto Windscreens is the only automotive glazing repair and replacement company to have the innovative wet weather canopy. Designed in-house, the canopy ensures more mobile jobs can be completed during wet weather.