Melvin Rolling has been appointed to the newly created role of head of U.K. Facilities for Belron®. The new role brings together a number of functions—fleet, property and health and safety, which will serve both Autoglass® and sister business, AutoRestore®.
Rolling has more than 30 of experience working within the Belron®. He joined Autoglass® in 1982 as a trainee windshield technician and has since held numerous operational roles, including branch, network, and regional manager at Autoglass®.
More recently, Rolling helped build the AutoRestore® business and held the role of technical director, responsible for technical, training, fleet, property and health and safety management.
“I’m thrilled about returning to Autoglass® and taking on this challenging new role,” says Rolling. “Autoglass® has a long history of pioneering new innovations in the vehicle glass repair and replacement industry, just look at last year’s wet weather solution roll-out, the Vanbrella®. In 2015, assisting with the new fully mobile operating model is really exciting as it’s a real positive—I’ve seen it first hand in my previous role and will be able to bring that experience to the table. In particular, I am excited about continuing to use state-of-the-art telematics solutions to improve driver skills and reduce vehicle downtime. Overall, I am looking forward to using my knowledge and skills to help deliver the highest level of service to our customers.”
Taxiarchis Konstantopoulos, managing director of Autoglass® U.K., adds, “Melvin’s experience working within the fully mobile business AutoRestore® will be a great asset to his new role, as Autoglass® has recently transitioned to an exciting new mobile operating model. I’m confident that the integration of the fleet, property and health and safety functions will lead to greater efficiencies within the business. We are excited to have him back on the team.”
Rolling’s appointment follows from the retirement of Ged Raymond, Autoglass® fleet manager, and the upcoming retirement of Martyn Pearson, Autoglass® property manager. He will be working closely with both through a transition phase. Rolling will report into Paul Lewis, finance director.