Alec Morgan (pictured third left)

Obituary - Alec Morgan

Published:  23 March, 2018

Colleagues, friends and associates are paying tribute to the life and career of one of the UK aftermarket’s most colourful characters, Alec Morgan, following his untimely death recently.  

In a career spanning four decades, Alec will be best remembered for the invaluable and outstanding contribution he made to the industry, and for the enthusiasm he showed across the senior positions he occupied, most recently as Key Account Manager at Banner Batteries (GB) Limited.  

Alec initially became involved with batteries when he worked as Sales Director at his father’s business – Alan A.Morgan Ltd - that distributed brands such as LUK, Banner and SWF. Following the sale of the business in 1995, and having worked for the new operation for the first six months, Alec set up his own business as an agent.  

He continued to develop in this role until April 1997 when Alec was recruited to head-up Banner Batteries in the UK following the Austrian manufacturer’s decision to set up its own IAM operation. It was a position that he occupied until 2013, when he took the decision to take a step back and assume the role of Key Account Manager.  

During his 17-year stewardship at Banner, Alec was successful in building a business that today stands as one of the most significant within the IAM sector. Alec was very passionate about the automotive industry and played an active role serving on the IAAF Council, the SMMT Aftermarket Council and was also on the Executive Board of the SMMT.   

  Lee Quinney, Banner Batteries Country Manager states: “Alec was without doubt one the most genuine people I’ve ever met and certainly had the pleasure of working alongside. Our relationship over the last three years at Banner has not only been thoroughly enjoyable but deeply rewarding.  His business acumen, fun loving spirit and full-on positivity were matched by a sense of humour that proved to be a winning cocktail.”  

Related Articles

  • Win with NGK 

    Aftermarket readers have the chance to win a fantastic prize, courtesy of ignition specialist NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd.

  • WAI reaches national agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution 

    WAIglobal has reached a national distribution agreement with Marathon Warehouse Distribution to supply a full range of WAI branded products to motor factors on a same day delivery service through Marathon’s expanding distribution centre network. As part of the agreement, Marathon’s 14 branch network will stock WAI’s 2,500 starter motors and alternators, clutch pulleys, 400+ ignition coils,121 MAF sensors, 56 wiper motors and 2,800 window regulators.

  • Behr Hella Service extends compressor range for EVs and hybrids 

    Behr Hella Service, the exclusive UK distributor of SANDEN electric compressors, has unveiled an aftermarket solution with OE pedigree to combat the challenges faced by technicians when tasked with air conditioning maintenance on hybrid and electric vehicles. The Premium Line range encompasses 4,500 products made by OE manufacturers and these second-generation compressors naturally fall into the programme. They provide the solution for applications such as the Mercedes Benz B-Class and S400 Hybrid, as well as the Volvo V60 HYBRID.
    www.behrhellaservice.com

  • NGK names Salesman of the Year 2018 

    NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd has named Mark Peacock its Salesman of the Year 2018.

  • Most expensive counties for car repairs revealed 

Most read content


Search

Sign Up

For the latest news and updates from Aftermarket Magazine.


Poll

Where should the next Automechanika show be held?



Facebook


©DFA Media 1999-2018