Eibach UK, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Eibach GmbH, has promoted Greg Kirby to the position of General Manager. Kirby, who was appointed as Technical Manager in 2008, has been a key player in the firm’s burgeoning OEM, military and motorsport portfolio.
A devoted family man and true ‘petrolhead’, Kirby’s CV also includes key project management, technical and business development roles for blue chip names like Trelleborg, Bilstein and Euro Car Parts. Having worked in the automotive sector exclusively since gaining his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1998, he will assume full responsibility for the GM role from the 1st of November.
He will replace outgoing General Manager, Julian Gill who has been involved with the brand since 1988, entering the management team in 1993. Gill has now been promoted to the role of Director, Global Sales for Eibach Industries GmbH.
Greg Kirby. GM, Eibach UK. ‘I am delighted and honoured to take the ‘pilot’s seat’ for our UK operations. We have a superb team already in place at our Broughton Astley HQ and I know that we can build on the successes and firm foundations that Julian has put in place over the last two decades. Despite a tough year of difficult trading conditions, we have managed to continue growth throughout 2010 – and I’m sure that with a more cohesive global structure under Julian’s control, we can make the next few years even better still.’
Julian Gill. Director, Global Sales Eibach Industries GmbH. ‘As one of the few, genuine family owned Global players in the automotive sector, Eibach has always sought to nurture talent from within and maintain our strict ethos of quality and excellence. The Eibach board has immense faith in Greg’s ability to take the UK operation forward, increasing our market share and offering an even greater level of service and support to our retail, OEM and competition clients. His unique background, that balances the heavily technical with consumer and retail experience, is the ideal skill-set for this role.’
For more information, please visit www.eibach.co.uk or call the team on 01455 285851.