At the helm of Eurorepar’s 218-strong network of garages, Jones will be responsible for leading a team of recruitment and area managers to drive network growth and ensure that existing centres derive maximum benefit from their membership.
Jones brings 27 years’ aftermarket experience to the position, boasting a varied skillset developed in a range of senior technical and aftersales positions. With a CV that includes periods as a Master Technician for Alfa Romeo and Technical & Aftersales Trainer for FCA, Jones was also a Dealer Quality Manager at FCA, before taking his most recent position as Aftersales Zone Manager and Team Leader at Stellantis.
Among Jones’ strengths is the valuable knowledge and skills he gained running an independent garage in the early stages of his career. Spending three years at the helm of a two-bay MOT, repair and service workshop, Jones experienced first-hand the challenges and requirements of running a small business in the automotive aftermarket.
“I am excited to be taking the next step in my career to assume responsibility for growing the Eurorepar Car Service network,” said Chris Jones. “Motor trade professionals are facing tough market conditions, but I firmly believe there is an opportunity for shrewd businesses to adapt and turn a healthy profit.
“Over the course of my career, I have worked in a variety of technical and operational aftersales roles. Combined with my experience running an independent garage, I think this gives me a strong base from which to take the Eurorepar network to the next level. I am motivated to work alongside my team to ensure that our existing centres and new ones alike can grow their businesses and compete in our rapidly changing industry.”
Chris Jones replaces Nick Taylor, who has held the post of General Manager of Eurorepar Car Service for the last two years. Taylor remains at Stellantis, having accepted the post of Head of Aftersales Operations North.