GUD announces new CEO

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gud 350One of South Africa’s top automotive companies, GUD Holdings, has announced the appointment of Chris Haworth as its new chief executive.

Chris joined the company in 2001 and became general manager of its manufacturing site in Prospecton, Durban, four years later. In 2012 he assumed responsibility for all of the Group’s operational functions when he was appointed chief operating officer.

Announcing the new appointment, Red Shuttleworth, outgoing CEO, said he had full confidence in Howath’s abilities. “Chris is an exceptional leader who, as CEO, will add value to GUD Holdings.

“I would like to assure both our internal and external stakeholders that we value their support and will continue to offer excellent service and premium products.

Shuttleworth will continue his involvement with GUD Holdings, serving as a non-executive director.

The company’s presence within the automotive industry has transformed over the past four years following a decision to expand and diversify its product offerings. Acquisition of several leading companies such as Safeline Brakes, Indy Oil and Precision Press has seen GUD grow rapidly in South Africa, while expansion beyond the country’s borders has been achieved through the establishment of a dedicated Africa division.


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