Mark Cunningham has been appointed as Symach Australia’s General Manager, overseeing and supporting the company’s activities and expansion of the brand in the region.
Cunningham has over 20 years of experience in the motor trade and has worked with some of the largest vehicle repairers in Australia and Ireland. He began his career in the collision repair business as a panel estimator before moving into insurance assessing.
“The motor industry gives lots of different options to suit various skill sets and always had a lot of appeal to me,” said Cunningham. “We hold some of the best future tradesmen and women as proven by the WorldSkills competition recently. Along with clever business owners taking a keen look towards improved processes, equipment and forward-thinking technology, we are in a good spot which can also get better.”
With this recent addition, Symach has now launched its commercial structure in Australia, making its FixLine technology and processes available to workshops across the country. The company says that Fixline is designed to reduce cycle times, improve quality and increase throughput and profitability using the existing floor space.
“As the first ever Australia-based GM for Symach, this allows me the opportunity to give the forward-thinking decision makers the chance to be the changemakers for their business or group,” says Cunningham, in reference to Symach’s slogan for 2020, The Changemaker. “I tend to welcome all inquiries which can be from the existing Symach family, distributors, to new potential customers, big or small. I believe my background can assist as my career and life decisions have always been to help others, whether that’s friends or businesses I have been associated with. I just enjoy our industry; everyone wants to improve. Symach’s unique processes and new 2020 technology give Australia and New Zealand the opportunity to improve by leading the way with Symach products and concepts.”
“With Mark joining Symach, we expect to introduce our FixLine equipment and process to more workshops across Australia,” said Osvaldo Bergaglio, President of Symach. “This is the first step to reinforce our commitment to the Australian market in providing the solutions body shops need to grow their business profitably.”