Myron Smaczylo, parts advisor at Bristol Street Motors Ford Bolton, has been given an award in recognition of his 40 years with the dealership.
He was presented with a bespoke piston-shape award by Bristol Street Motors Ford Bolton’s parts manager, Neil Walmsley.
Smaczylo joined the Higher Bridge Street dealership in 1976 as an apprentice in the parts department.
He said: “It’s crazy to think I’ve been here for 40 years. It seems like only yesterday that I was beginning my apprenticeship.
“A lot has changed since I started in the parts department. Back then, if you wanted a part you had to ring around the suppliers to see what they had, but now a lot of it is digitised and parts catalogues are online.
“The most important part of the role, dealing with customers, remains the same. It’s all about making sure you have the knowledge and can provide the best service as, quickly as possible so that customers leave happy and will return to the dealership.”
Walmsley said: “It’s fantastic that Myron has been with us for so long. It just goes to show that if you enjoy your job, then it is never work.
“I hope Myron will be part of the team for many years to come. He’s an invaluable part of our team and helps make sure the service department runs as smoothly as possible.”