Shane Dowling returns as CEO of ALD Romania
ALD Automotive has appointed Shane Dowling (pictured) as CEO of its subsidiary in Romania. The appointment took effect on 1 September. In the three years previous, Mr Dowling was CEO of ALD Turkey. He maintains his position as Regional Director for South-East Europe, which besides those two countries also comprises Greece and Bulgaria.
A graduate of the Marketing Institute of Ireland, Shane Dowling (49) has more than 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry. He joined ALD in 2006 as International Sales Manager and was promoted to Head of International Sales in 2010. For Mr Dowling, this new job actually is a return to familiar territory: he was CEO of ALD Romania from 2011 to 2016, when he left for Turkey.
Back behind his old desk, Mr Dowling will concentrate on digitalising client and partner solutions, developing internal platforms, and enhancing both client and staff satisfaction. ALD Romania aims to remain a market leader in sustainable solutions and mobility services.
Replacing Mr Dowling as CEO of ALD Turkey is Timur Kaçar, also effective 1 September. Mr Kaçar obtained a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University in 1994. His career started in 1996 with Fiat Turkey. He later joined BIRMOT, a Koç Holding company. In 2007 he joined ALD Turkey as Operations Director and was appointed Deputy CEO in 2009.