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New MD at Ring

Ring Automotive has appointed Theresa Spencer managing director. She will replace George Skalski, who retired from the company after 35 years, 17 off which were as MD.

Spencer, who was previously Ring’s financial director, has been with the company for four years and has overseen the transition of Ring from private ownership to the acquisition by Osram.

The firm says Spencer’s key focus will to be to support customers with Ring and Osram brands and continue to grow its market share through product innovation. She will also play a part in supporting Osram, as it progresses from focusing solely on lighting, to becoming a company that offers consumers a diverse range of automotive products.

Ring’s new managing director commented: “I speak for everyone at the company as we wish George all the best in his retirement. He has been an extremely influential figure over the years and has left behind very big shoes to fill, but I’m delighted to be given this opportunity.

“In Ring I have a team of people who are passionate and dedicated, and I am looking forward to leading them through the many exciting opportunities that lie ahead.”

Ring Automotive has also appointed Jeremy Rochfort to the role of business unit director. He will lead the trade team, providing customers with the most relevant products and support services.

Rochfort will also devise and implement the sales strategy to maximise profitable growth opportunities in the industry, according to Ring.