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New country manager for Remy

Remy Autmotive has a new country manager following the departure of managing director Tim Rahill after seven years with the company.

His replacement is 43-year old Michael Flensborg, who has overseen Remy’s move into Russia, and developed the firm’s presence in Scandinavian and Baltic States markets.

In his new role he will report to Remy Automotive’s vice president for sales and marketing, Eric De Poortere.

Meanwhile Rahill, aged 38, is taking up a “senior position with a new global responsibility and which will be based overseas”, a Remy statement says. He joined the company as country manager and assumed the newly-created role of managing director in April 2003.

Rahill is believed to be staying in the motor industry, but in a role that is non-competitive with his Remy role.

“It’s an entirely different role. I don’t know how long his notice period was, but it was long enough to successfully complete the handover with Michael,” a Remy spokesman told AM.

The spokesman also says that Flensborg is the “most logical choice” to replace Rahill. “He is the star performer, having developed business in Scandinavia and the Baltic States. He is seen as the most successful Remy manager after Tim. He was ready to step up to the role and the company didn’t want to appoint an outsider.”

Flensborg will be based at Remy’s Fradley, Staffordshire, office and, says the spokesman, “he aims to meet as many Remy customers as possible”.

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