Ring, the Leeds-based supplier of vehicle lighting, workshop equipment and vehicle accessories to the aftermarket, has appointed Charles Maltby as Technical and New Product Development Director.
In his new role, Mr Maltby will oversee Ring’s newly-launched Future Technologies Unit – an area that marks a significant investment for the business, as it focuses on the latest developments regarding electric vehicles and internet connected services.
The team will help the company be first to market with new concepts and keep pace with the rapid rate of change.
Mr Maltby said: “The experience and talent within the team, combined with the company’s own purpose-built, onsite testing facilities, has created a reputation for developing innovative, quality equipment that is relied upon by garage mechanics, technicians and car enthusiasts across the world.
“My role is to build upon this by delivering an up to date, robust and technically-focused new product development process that will support our existing and emerging markets, future proof our range and deliver innovations that are first to market and not first to follow.”