Paragon Vehicle Services Appoint New Operations Director

Paragon Vehicle Services has appointed Ian Griffiths as operations director. He will be responsible for all GM operations at sites in Portbury, Ellesmere Port, Chaul End and Luton.

Mr Griffiths will also be responsible for all Mitsubishi and Fiat Group operations.

Paul Bromley, managing director of Paragon Vehicle Solutions said: “Ian has been instrumental in driving change and transforming the Portbury operations, which now achieves class-leading customer service in all areas. He brings twenty-eight years in the logistics business and focus quality that is shared by his team.”

Ian Griffiths joined Paragon in 2013 and has played a key role in transforming the Portbury operation, which will process 240,000 vehicles this year, across a 130 acre site.

Paragon Vehicle Services has also promoted Andy Price to the role of general manager of Portbury operations and Garry Vaughan as general manager of Toyota operations.

The company works with manufacturers to provide the full suite of new vehicle services, including customs formalities and storage, along with volume processing, standard fitment of UK market required items and specialised vehicle conversions.

The Paragon Group is a privately owned business that provides a comprehensive range of used vehicle support services to vehicle manufacturers and fleet operators. It operates a fleet of 110 transporters and 150 single move drivers to ensure nationwide logistics coverage.

All its sites have the capability to prepare, defleet and remarket vehicles. In total the business occupies 12 sites with in excess of 390 acres of storage and 630,000sq ft. of vehicle processing facilities. Each year Paragon handles over 750,000 vehicles of which over 460,000 are new.