Fix Network has made two senior appointments, promoting Emmanuel Gyebi to Global Vice President Of Procurement, and Scott Bridges to Senior Vice President USA.
Gyebi will provide executive leadership, direction, and strategic vision to the company’s global procurement framework and processes. The newly created role reports directly to Steve Leal, the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
“Emmanuel has done an outstanding job of ensuring Fix Network receives the best value while safeguarding the profitability of our strategic partners,” said Leal. “His experience, his ability to develop and cultivate supplier relationships, and his leadership will play major roles as we move forward with our global expansion.”
Gyebi joined Fix Network in 2017 as Supplier Relationship Manager. His recent role was as Director Of Procurement where he grew his team in talent and responsibilities.
“This is a team win and a recognition of our collective efforts,” said Gyebi. “Personally, starting as a one-man department in 2017, this is a true testament to Fix Network as an organisation and how its leadership team supports my development within the company. This promotion reflects how procurement is perceived at the highest levels of Fix Network and the value the department delivers to the bottom line.”
Gyebi has more than 15 years of procurement and management experience, having worked in various capacities at Dynacare, Syngenta, Apotex, and Siemens Building Technologies. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Mississauga where he received a Bachelor of Science with honours in Chemistry and Economics. Gyebi is a Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM) and Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM).
In his newly created role, Bridges, previously Vice President of Sales for ProColor Collision, will lead Fix Network’s sales and franchising divisions in the United States. He will focus on establishing sales, along with franchising strategies and direction, for the network’s ProColor Collision and Novus Glass businesses as well as Trans North America Glass Network (TAG Network), a third-party administrator of automotive glass claims.
“Since joining Fix Network in 2020, Scott has shown his ability to work hand-in-hand with our insurance partners to develop smart processes and strategies,” said Leal. “As we move forward with our expansion across the United States, his leadership and experience will be integral as we continue to demonstrate the value of a network to our franchisees and insurance partners.”
Bridges said: “I’m excited about this opportunity to lead Fix Network in the US, while working closely with our staff and franchise partners to ensure we are delivering top level service to our customers and accounts.”
Prior to joining Fix Network, Bridges worked at Hertz for more than 20 years, where he ultimately served as Vice President of Franchise Operations for the Americas. He has also served on the National Auto Body Council Board of Directors and as Treasurer on the Collision Repair Education Foundation Board of Trustees.