RAC Auto Windscreens announces new managing director

Article date: 20 March 2006

RAC Auto Windscreens has appointed Mark Hughes as its newmanaging director.

Previously operations director for Norwich Union Central Services,Mark now heads a seven-strong board of directors at RAC AutoWindscreens, voted the Best Glass Repair Company at the 2006 FleetNews Awards.

"I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead RAC AutoWindscreens during an exciting new phase in the company’sdevelopment," said Mark, 50, who joined Norwich Union in 2001 asdirector of property and facilities.

"RAC Auto Windscreens enters 2006 with an £8 million investment inits systems, 28% more mobile automotive glazing technicians andnearly double the amount of call centre operators compared to thistime last year. There is huge potential for building on thecompany’s success and reputation.”

Prior to joining Norwich Union, Mark was principal consultant onthe creation of the Amey Lex Consortium (ALC) after a career in theArmy which culminated in the role of director of army resources andplans in the Ministry of Defence.

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RAC press office contact:
Anna Melton on (01246223192 / 07800 628008)

Notes to editors:

About RAC Auto Windscreens
RAC AutoWindscreens provides a wholly owned and operated completeautomotive glazing repair and replacement service (windscreens,rear windows and side windows) through the largest fitting centrenetwork in the UK.

It is the only replacement windscreen specialist with its ownmanufacturing operation, producing 250,000 windscreens a year in adedicated factory in Chesterfield.

Backed by a fleet of 1000 fully equipped mobile fitting units, RACAuto Windscreens provides a true 24/7 national service for morethan 750,000 private and corporate customers every year.

About RAC
With more than seven million members, RAC isone of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations and aprovider for both private and business motorists. Whether it'sroadside assistance, windscreen repair and replacement, learning todrive, vehicle inspections, legal and financial services orup-to-the-minute traffic and travel information - RAC is able tomeet motorists’ needs.

Aviva recently announced its acquisition of RAC. The acquisitionbrings together RAC's powerful brand and customer base with theexpertise and leading position in motor insurance of Norwich UnionInsurance (part of Aviva). Norwich Union is the UK's largestinsurer, insuring one-in-seven motor vehicles and with a marketshare of around 14%.

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