Attracting top talent for motor industry is a priority says new president of SIMI

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Attracting top talent for motor industry is a priority says new president of SIMI

Gavin Hydes, newly elected president of the SIMI

Gavin Hydes was elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI), at the organisation’s AGM held in (Killashee House Hotel,) Naas, Co. Kildare.

The Motor Industry is a significant business sector in Ireland, contributing over €1.5bn to the Exchequer in taxation and providing over 41,000 jobs nationally. 

Mr Hydes feels that it is critical for the Motor Industry to communicate the exciting and dynamic career opportunities that are available in so many diverse sectors.

“It is important that we are able to attract the very top talent that our businesses will require going forward. It is a cutting edge, fast paced and ever changing industry that has a lot to offer its future employees and this should really appeal to those seeking a rewarding career," he said at the AGM.

Having worked in all areas of the business, Mr Hydes takes on his new role having gained in depth knowledge, understanding and expertise in virtually all areas of the Motor Industry in Ireland.

He commented “with all the fast pace of technological advances and the range of energy options (Hybrid, Electric, Petrol, Diesel), it is an exciting time to be part of Ireland's Motor Industry.”