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Commercial characteristic: C-Suite appointments central to restructuring programme for main automotive firm


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Harris Group strengthens management group as a part of long-term development technique

Automotive distributor and retailer, Harris Group, has introduced a strategic restructuring of the corporate and the appointment of a brand new senior management group because it enters a brand new part of accelerated development.

Pic: Harris Group Chair & CEO Denise Harris pictured with Brian Patterson, Barry McGrane, John Keogh, Mark Barrett (L-R)

As a part of its technique to take the enterprise ahead, Harris Group’s Chairperson and CEO, Denise Harris introduced;

Brian Patterson as Group Managing Director: In his new function, Brian will advise on strategic path and implementation, motivating the enterprise to fulfill formidable development targets, with the core goal of delivering distinctive customer support within the areas of gross sales and aftersales. With duty for the corporate’s P&L, Brian Patterson brings twenty years of motor business expertise to Harris Group.

Mark Barrett’s promotion to Managing Director of Group Franchises: Mark will now lead groups in each Eire and the UK for Harris Group distributed manufacturers. His new function contains rising MAXUS throughout right-hand drive Europe, increasing Isuzu in Eire, and bringing the Higer model (bus & coach) to the UK market. He can even be accountable for gross sales and advertising capabilities for all manufacturers and the event of franchise dealership networks for the corporate.

John Keogh’s appointment as Managing Director of Retail Operations: John will probably be accountable for the continued digital transformation of the enterprise positioning it as a best-in-class digitally-lead automotive retailer. He’ll lead the retail gross sales and fulfilment groups throughout vans, bus and coach, elements OEM and aftermarket (CAS division).

Barry McGrane’s appointment as Chief Monetary Officer: A vastly skilled finance skilled, Barry has greater than 30 years’ expertise working with each Irish and worldwide companies throughout a number of sectors, together with motor commerce, and will probably be accountable for Harris Group’s finance and IT capabilities.

Harris Group was based by the late Pino Harris in 1961 in Dublin, Eire, and is now underneath the management of his spouse, Mrs Denise Harris, CEO and Chairperson. The brand new appointments, along with the restructuring of the enterprise throughout each division have been designed to develop and futureproof the enterprise and strengthen the corporate’s status as a pacesetter within the automotive business throughout the UK and Eire.

Talking in regards to the new appointments, Denise Harris mentioned: “Brian, Mark, John and Barry deliver a wealth of experience that will probably be pivotal in propelling Harris Group into a brand new period of development and innovation throughout all our manufacturers. Their management sees us poised to raise our enterprise throughout gross sales, aftersales, elements, and distribution, guaranteeing we stay on the forefront of excellence within the automotive sector over the following 60 years and past.”

Headquartered in Dublin, Harris Group has developed a robust presence within the UK, with a considerable, trendy campus in Liverpool. Directed and managed from Eire, the premises in Liverpool homes workplaces, a elements depot and warehouse along with Harris MAXUS’ proprietary technical coaching academy. Within the UK, the enterprise has a nationwide community of some 60 MAXUS dealerships and aftersales centres.

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