ZF Australia has announced  the appointment of Darren Leyshon to head up its subsidiary IAM Oceania from this week.

Leyshon is a 30-year independent aftermarket veteran with leading global companies in Australian and New Zealand, including a period that of 11 years at ZF from 2006 to 2017 as aftersales business manager.

“We are pleased to welcome Darren back to the team. He is held in very high esteem within the industry, and his business acumen, extensive experience and the passion he has for his work, make him a uniquely qualified candidate,” head of business unit IAM, Asia Pacific  Dominic Roth said.

“As we enter what is an exciting period of growth for our business, we do so with our most experienced and credentialed team ever.”

Leyshon will be responsible for the sales and business development of the entire product range across all aftermarket categories, including the passenger car and commercial vehicle markets in the Oceania region.

“I am thrilled to be back working with the ZF team, and taking responsibility for aligning the market with established brands ZF, Lemförder, Sachs and TRW through our trusted partners across the region,” he says.

“One of my main aims is to reconnect with our partners and using my strengths and knowledge to successfully collaborate to deliver a market leading service offering through the individualised products of our range, ensuring the expectations of customers are met and exceeded.”