SYNETIQ Ltd., an IAA, Inc. company (NYSE: IAA), has announced the appointment of Richard Barmby as the Warehouse and Distribution Manager across its UK sites. As part of his new role, Richard will oversee the complete process of green parts distribution from the point of being dismantled through to delivery.

Richard brings 20 years of experience in the warehouse and distribution sector with some of the biggest names in the FMCG industry, including Sainsburys and Warburtons.

SYNETIQ is focused on creating intelligent solutions across the insurance and fleet sector, working with businesses to maximise the environmental and financial potential of every vehicle it processes as part of a successful circular economy model.

This has become particularly important following the pandemic where there were supply constraints on the production of new parts, causing an increasing number of vehicles awaiting repair – with some items on backorder for over six months.

Richard’s role as Warehouse and Distribution Manager continues SYNETIQ’s success in working closely with vehicle fleet operators dealing with significant delays. As more fleet operators implement an agile approach to parts supply issues and discover the key environmental benefits, SYNETIQ is helping to keep the industry moving during this challenging period.

Commenting on his appointment, Richard said: “I am thrilled to be joining a company that creates genuine solutions for its clients and I look forward to creating the efficiencies and enhancements to continue meeting our clients’ needs. The world of parts is forever changing and growing, and my role will be to make sure always we’re prepared and ready for these developments.”

Tom Rumboll, UK Managing Director for IAA and CEO of SYNETIQ, said: “Richard joins us at an exciting time as Warehouse and Distribution Manager. With two decades of experience, I am confident he will make a difference.  We don’t shy away from the fact that there are parts issues industry-wide, but we have one clear message to our clients and customer – we’re here, we’re listening and we’re responding.”