Arnold Clark Autoparts group issue supervisor Craig McCracken has been appointed as the brand new president of the Impartial Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF).
McCracken will stay on the IAAF board alongside outgoing president Richard Welland, honorary treasurer Lawrence Bleasdale and chief government Mark Discipline.
His step up from a role as IAAF vice-president follows his receipt of Arnold Clark Autoparts’ ‘Factor of the Year’ accolade on the CAT journal Awards 2023 earlier this month.
Commenting on his appointment, McCracken mentioned: “Having been on the council for numerous years and vice-president for the previous two years, I’ve seen in additional element the challenges the automotive aftermarket faces and in addition witnessed the unbelievable work the IAAF does to beat these and to make sure all of us stay in enterprise.
“I’m excited in regards to the future route of the federation, as we glance to supply extra tangible advantages to current members and develop our membership to impartial garages.”
McCracken has greater than 40 years’ expertise within the automotive business and has labored for AM100 automotive retail group Arnold Clark for 37 years.
IAAF chief government Mark Discipline mentioned: “I want to pay tribute to fast previous president Richard Welland. The IAAF’s drive to modernise and guarantee it integrates itself firmly into member companies is on account of the eagerness and enthusiasm Richard has proven for our commerce, and I’m delighted he’ll proceed as a board member.
“Craig can be a passionate supporter of our commerce and has each the expertise and character to steer the Federation as we proceed our drive ahead in defending, strengthening and selling the automotive aftermarket.”