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CAT editor Peter Lawton is made SMMT’s aftermarket development manager

Time 2:05 pm, March 26, 2014

PeterLawton 1.1THE Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has appointed Peter Lawton as its aftermarket development manager.

He has been an automotive journalist for nearly 15 years – the past three of them as editor of Car and Accessory Trader magazine – and will assume responsibility for SMMT aftermarket activities from 23rd April.

Peter replaces Wendy Williamson, who is to become chief executive at the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation.


SMMT chief executive Mike Hawes said: “The aftermarket is one of the most diverse and dynamic business areas we have in the UK automotive industry. Peter’s existing relationships with the sector and knowledge of the issues it faces will allow SMMT to enhance its aftermarket activities and offer an ever-improving service to our members.”

Peter, pictured, said: “I’m thrilled to be joining SMMT and look forward to helping the sector go from strength to strength. While I’m sad to be leaving CAT, I’m very pleased that I’m staying in the aftermarket and relish the opportunity to continue working with its fantastic people and businesses.”

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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