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Hamilton named SVP of LKQ and European MD

Andy Hamilton, the current chief executive of LKQ’s Euro Car Parts business in the UK and Ireland, has been appointed as senior vice president of LKQ along with president and managing director of LKQ Europe, effective 1st January, 2024.

The news follows the recent announcement that Justin Jude is to succeed Dominick Zarcone as president and CEO of LKQ Corporation on 1st July, 2024.

Andy Hamilton

Hamilton is set to succeed Varun Laroyia, executive vice president of LKQ and chief executive officer and managing director of LKQ Europe. To ensure a smooth transition, Laroyia will serve as a special advisor to Hamilton in 2024.

Andy Hamilton has been an LKQ team member since 2011. In 2010, he joined LKQ Euro Car Parts, which was acquired by LKQ in 2011. During his tenure at LKQ Euro Car Parts, he has held several executive roles through the end of 2015, the last of which was chief operating officer.

In 2016, Hamilton was appointed chief commercial officer of LKQ Europe, where he was responsible for several key pan-European projects related to digital strategy, revenue optimisation, and category and product management.

Since 2019, Hamilton has served as the CEO of LKQ Euro Car Parts.