Mr Hydes was elected to the top post yesterday at the organisation’s AGM held in Naas, Co Kildare.
The Motor Industry contributes over €1.5 billion to the Exchequer in taxation and provides over 41,000 jobs nationally.
The new President feels it is critical for the Motor Industry to communicate ‘the exciting and dynamic career opportunities that are available in so many diverse sectors’. “It is important that we are able to attract the very top talent that our businesses will require going forward. It is a cutting edge, fast paced and ever changing industry that has a lot to offer its future employees and this should appeal to those seeking a rewarding career.”
Gavin Hydes said he was extremely privileged, and pleased, to assume the duties of President of SIMI and believes that as an Industry ‘we are in a stronger more sustainable position and have a more robust business model across all sectors as a result of the challenges faced by the Motor Industry over the last couple of years.”
Having worked in all areas of the business, Gavin takes on his new role having gained in-depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in virtually all areas of the Motor Industry in Ireland. He commented “With all the fast pace of technological advances and the range of energy options (Hybrid, Electric, Petrol, Diesel), it is an exciting time to be part of Ireland’s Motor Industry.”