Paul Siemonek leaves Volkswagen to join Fix Auto UK

Fix Auto UK has strengthened its head office management team with a trio of new appointments.

Paul Siemonek, former head of Volkswagen Group’s paint and body performance team, has joined the team in the position of head of key accounts, reporting directly to managing director Ian Pugh. He will oversee all of Fix Auto UK’s central insurance contract relationships.

Paul Smith, who has spent the last 15 years working for Direct Line Insurance Group – latterly as area network controller, has taken up the role of key account manager. He will report directly to Paul Siemonek and will support the management of insurer relationships.

Simon Nash, the former general manager at Basingstoke-based R&R Autos Bodyshop, has joined Fix Auto UK’s regional operations team and will oversee Fix Auto franchisees in the South East of England.

Ian Pugh of Fix Auto UK said: “Strengthening the team and maintaining our high level of service to our franchisees and insurer clients is paramount.  In recruiting the two Pauls and Simon, I believe we have added three individuals with huge amount of expertise and experience who will enable us to drive the business forward and develop our network proposition.”

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