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Industry veteran takes over special unit at the AMA Group

The former head of Fix Auto in Australia and the Asia Pacific Stuart Faid has taken up a key role at the AMA Group.

Faid will begin next week as the Executive General Manager – Specialist Businesses at AMA Group, Monday 15th April 2024.

Faid left the Fix Auto Group this year after overseeing the expansion of its franchises and was replaced by Scott Croaker at the global company as its Australian head.

Faid has also had a prominent role as a founding member of the Australian Collision Industry Alliance, the collective aimed at boosting the profile and solving some of skills issues in the Australian repair industry.

Faid has been a passionate advocate of the automotive industry for more than 30 years, an AMA Group release noted.

“After starting his career with the Volkswagen Group in the United Kingdom, his experience has spanned working in and with collision repair, retail, dealerships, Original Equipment Manufacturers, and service providers. Most recently, Stuart was the Regional Vice President and Head of Business – Asia, Australia, and New Zealand for Fix Network World, a global aftermarket services business.

Faid’s career in the automotive industry has seen him living and working across multiple geographies, including Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia. Stuart has also worked with businesses including MSX International and Daimler Group.

“As the Executive General Manager – Specialist Businesses, Stuart will be responsible for the newly formed Specialist Businesses unit. This business unit will include AMA Group’s Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration business, TechRight, as well as TrackRight, the Group’s mechanical business and AMA Prestige collision repair. He will also be responsible for developing new, ancillary business operations, technical training, and Marketing.”

AMA Group Chief Executive Officer, Mathew Cooper who himself only took up the top role after the departure of Carl Bizon at the AGM late in 2023, welcomed Faid to the Group.

“I know that Stuart will make a substantial and positive impact running Specialist Businesses, and on the wider AMA Group as we strive to be even better tomorrow. We look forward to welcoming Stuart to the AMA Group executive team,” Cooper said.

“I am very excited to be joining AMA Group. To be leading this innovative business unit is a fantastic opportunity. I look forward to supporting Mat and the rest of the business in executing on our strategy.”

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