GardX appoint Ray Sommerville as Non- Executive Chairman

GardX International is pleased to announce that Ray Sommerville will be joining the team as Non-executive Chairman.

Ray Sommerville has an extensive background within the industry and has been a well-known and respected figure for many years. He brings with him huge success and many recognised industry accolades.

Ray Sommerville’s experience includes 10 years with Lex Retail, whom he left as Group Operations Director to join Quicks Group as Regional Director, taking their poorest performing division to profit through innovation and improved process. Ray’s talent for innovation and process led him on to join Perrys Group in 2001. Ray grew this business substantially more than doubling its turnover and a PBIT in his last year of £11m.

His impeccable industry contribution has been widely recognised, awarding Ray some of the industry’s top awards. In 2013 he received the Car Dealer Awards, Lifetime Achievement Award. To add to this he was awarded Business Leader of the Year at the 2015 AM Awards, and also in the same year, Ray received a Special Recognition Award from the National Franchised Dealer Association.

Victor Coutin, Managing Director of GardX International said:

“We are absolutely delighted at the appointment of such a recognised industry leader as Ray Sommerville. His status within the industry is unquestionable and he will bring with him a blend of experience, relationships and wise counsel.

It is for us, an exciting new phase in our business and we are really looking forward to working with Ray”

Ray Somerville, Non-executive Chairman of GardX International said:

“I am very excited to be joining such a driven and forward thinking company such as GardX. I have seen how they have enjoyed huge growth over the last few years through their innovative product range and unique approach in their sector. I look forward to sharing my industry experience and see them through their expansion”