John Harris Joins Allett As Parts Supervisor
Last week we welcomed John Harris to our ever growing Aftersales Team. John will be working as Aftersales Supervisor working alongside Parts Specialist Meg, Technical Advisor Ian and our Aftersales Manager Mick Hughes. Let's get to know a bit about him....
''John brings a wealth of experience in both Aftersales and Parts Department Management working for some of the biggest manufacturers in the world. We're excited to have him on board and he brings invaluable insights that will drive our business to greater heights. We are confident that his skills and dedication will contribute immensely to our continued success'' (Mick Hughes, Aftersales Manager)
Tell me a bit about yourself
My hobbies include spending time on my Motor Cruiser boat and cooking. My specialities are cooking Indian and Thai. I have one cat called Mrs Cat and my little dog called Tommy (who's a French Tekel). He loves watching University Challenge and you may have seen the video Laura has posted on social media of him singing along to the theme tune! I am happily married to my lovely wife Julz and we have 4 kids between us from our previous marriage and 2 lovely grandchildren. I always had the dream of being able to fly a plane and finally learned to fly at the age of 40.
Tell me a bit about your working life
I have worked in the motor trade most of my life starting in 1976 as a Saturday boy in the tyre bays and ended up being Aftersales Manager for General Motors Europe covering Opel, Vauxhall, Saab and Chevrolet.
What attracted you to Allett as a company?
I love Allett's British history and heritage. They have been manufacturing mowers in Britain since 1965 and have a long tradition of supplying mowers to clubs and prestigious lawns all over the world. I am looking forward to helping transform the parts department. We have some incredible projects on the go such as the new Partful website where our dealers can view 3D images of our products and zoom into each individual part to find part numbers and buy direct off the site itself. This is an incredible piece of software and it is going to transform our customers experience with us. I am looking forward to helping develop and enhance process and procedures in the parts department to streamline the work flow and make us more efficient. We aim to get parts out next day delivery or even same day in the future!
Now for the fun questions:
Favourite Film: Gone in 60 seconds
Favourite holiday destination: Cyprus and my boat
Favourite food if you had to choose one meal: Chicken tika Byriani
Favourite musician/band: Ali Cambell
Fav Sports team: Stafford Rangers FC
What famous people would you have around your dinner table and why? Andre Reu for his talent, Gean Kranz for his knowledge and persistence failure is not an option
Any hidden talents/claim to fames? Last person to gain a PPL (Private Pilots License) from Birmingham Airport. I can't sing to save my life but with alcohol I believe I can.