The Australian Automotive Service and Repair Authority (AASRA) has appointed Rodger Nardi as Executive Officer, a newly-created position to strengthen AASRA’s role of managing the day-to-day operation of the Motor Vehicle Information Scheme (MVIS), which became law on 1 July 2022.
Reporting to the AASRA board, Nardi is responsible for developing strategic business plans, overseeing the sustainable growth of AASRA, and delivering process and system improvements to ensure the MVIS is being delivered “at the highest quality to service and repair professionals across the country”.
According to AASRA, the new role allows the authority to better prepare and respond to future challenges relating to the law as the industry and technology evolve.
Nardi will work closely with key stakeholders involved in the MVIS law including government departments, regulators, industry associations and as required, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC).
AASRA said that with more than 20 years’ experience working in the automotive aftermarket with Bosch Service Solutions in Australia and the USA, and Autodata as National Sales Manager, Nardi brings a wealth of knowledge to the role and has a deep understanding of the importance of the MVIS for the industry.
Nardi said he is proud to join AASRA. “The MVIS has been a game-changer for our industry, and AASRA is vitally important to making sure the law continues to effectively serve our industry to ensure open and fair competition for workshops, and to ensure consumers have a choice of repairer,” he said. “I’d like to thank the AASRA board for placing their trust in me and I look forward to making a real difference in an industry I’m extremely passionate about.”