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New SIMI President Elected

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Kia Managing Director James Brooks has been elected President of the Society of the Irish Motor Industry, the representative body for Vehicle manufacturers/distributors, Franchise Dealerships, Independent garages and many other businesses in the Motor Industry in Ireland. Speaking at the Society’s AGM in Killashee House Hotel, Naas, MD of Kia Motors Ireland James Brooks said that his presidency commences at a time of improved outlook for the Industry, “I hope that we are now turning a corner and that during the course of my year in office we will see our Industry head towards sales of 100,000 units.”  He acknowledged that he was honoured to take on the role of President in an industry that is a major contributor to the Exchequer and provides almost 40,000 jobs around the country, “Not so long ago we employed almost 50,000 so we have some way to go before we are back to normal” he said.”