CoolDrive Auto Parts has announced two key senior appointments in a management restructure

Reflective of its position as one of Australia’s largest suppliers of automotive aftermarket parts to the trade, CoolDrive has confirmed these latest changes to its management team. 
Former General Manager of Marketing, Tim Blanchard, has moved north from CoolDrive’s Melbourne headquarters to take up the role of Queensland and Northern Territory Regional Manager, based out of Brisbane. 
In this new role, Tim will oversee sales and operations at CoolDrive’s 10 branches in the region, to further enhance his existing knowledge and hands-on experience within the family-owned business. 
Karolina Micallef has been promoted to General Manager of Marketing, having been CoolDrive’s Marketing Manager since November 2017. 
In her newly-appointed role within the senior management team, Karolina heads the marketing team and strategy for the CoolDrive business across Australia and New Zealand, utilising her 19 years of marketing experience, which includes almost a decade in the Australian automotive aftermarket.
“Strengthening our management team and giving them a diversity of experiences across the business is very important as we continue to grow,” CoolDrive Auto Parts Chief Executive Officer, John Blanchard, said. 
“There are so many facets of our operations these days that we need our senior managers to have hands-on experience, so that they can understand the bigger picture and can contribute across everything we do. 
“Tim and Karolina’s personal values strongly align with CoolDrive’s value pillars of Passion, Knowledge and Relationships. 
“They are both proven performers within the business and we are confident they will both succeed in their new roles.”

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