EXECUTIVE TEAM

  • Gary Lubner CEO

    Gary Lubner, Chief Executive Officer

    Gary was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Belron in 2000. In his 29-year career at Belron, Gary has helped to transform the company into the worlds leading vehicle glass repair and replacement group serving in several senior positions including Managing Director of Autoglass® the Group’s UK business between 1995–1999 and COO of Belron responsible for its European operations. During his tenure as CEO, Belron has grown sales and profits five times and expanded into new products, geographies, lines of business and service delivery models. Prior to Belron, Gary spent nine years at PGSI in South Africa in several executive positions including Managing Director of PG Masterfit.

    Early in his career Gary qualified a Chartered Accountant at Arthur Andersen. He has an MBA from the London Business School and is a graduate of the University of Cape Town. Gary is a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Legacy Trust.

    Contact Gary (email gary.lubner.ceo@belron.com)

  • Dave Meller

    Dave Meller, Group Support Services Director

    Dave joined Belron as Group Finance Director in 2003. In his 19-year career at Belron, Dave’s role has expanded and he is now Group Support Services Director covering Finance and Legal. In addition, his role included Head of IT for two years and Head of People for three. Prior to Belron, Dave worked in several senior positions at United Biscuits for seven years including as CFO for McVities, the leading UK biscuit business.

    Dave began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He worked for them for seven years including two spent working in the US. He has a BA in Engineering Science from Oxford University and an MBA from Warwick University.

    Contact Dave (email dave.meller.gcsd@belron.com)

  • Richard Tyler

    Richard Tyler, Group Customer Director

    Richard is responsible for Supply Chain, Operations, Sales, Marketing and Digital & IT functions for the group. Richard joined Belron® in 2010 as Group Supply Chain Director, adding Group Operations responsibilities in 2011. In early 2014 his functions were expanded to their current scope as the Group established the Customer function with the objective of creating a true customer-driven, cross-functional way of working in Belron.

    Prior to joining Belron, Richard spent 16 years at Unilever. He has worked across all Supply Chain functions including Manufacturing, Logistics and Purchasing, as well as cross-functional roles in HR and Corporate Planning. His Fast Moving Consumer Goods experience covers all the main categories of Unilever’s business, from Home & Personal Care products to Foods and Ice Cream. Richard also worked for a short time in Consultancy, joining OC&C Strategy Consultants in 2001.

    Richard gained an MBA from INSEAD in 2000 and a BEng degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Manchester in 1993. 

    Contact Richard (email richard.tyler.gcd@belron.com)

  • Susan Ormiston

    Susan Ormiston, Group People Director

    Susan is responsible for working with the Executive Team to develop and execute a strong People and Leadership Agenda in support of Belron’s ambitious goals and to ensure a culture that values our employees and all diverse perspectives. Susan was appointed to the role of Group People Director in February 2019.

    Susan brings over 27 years of HR Leadership expertise in global organisations. Prior to Belron, she was Senior Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer for Avon Products Inc, a global Beauty Direct Selling and FMCG organisation, managing significant change and transformation. During her tenure she played a key role as part of the Executive Team in driving the company’s organisational effectiveness priorities and global people agenda.

    Susan began her career at IBM, spending 15 years in HR Leadership roles, before moving to global life insurer, New York Life International, as Senior Vice President Human Resources for the International Business. Susan has lived and worked in both Europe and the United States where she spent 16 years of her career.

    Susan holds a Diploma in Personnel Development from the University of Portsmouth and a BA Honors in Business Studies from the University of Wolverhampton

  • Phil Pavitt

    Phil Pavitt, Group Technology and Transformation Officer

    In 2019, Phil was appointed to the role of Group Technology and Transformation Officer. This followed almost a year leading Safelite's business process re-engineering and technology design work. 

    Phil brings over 30 years’ experience to the role. Since beginning his career at British Telecom, he has helped public and private sector organisations undergo customer and technology-centric revolutions, including Virgin Media, Specsavers, Aviva Insurance, and Transport for London. He was also Director General CIO for HMRC which, under his leadership, became the most online tax authority in the world.

    In 2017, Phil took a break from the corporate world to lead his own consultancy business. During this time, he held advisory Non-Executive Director and interim roles predominantly with startups.

    During his career, Phil has won a number of awards and has consistently been rated as one of the UK’s top 25 CIOs.

  • Tom Feeney

    Tom Feeney, President and CEO of Safelite Group

    Since joining the Safelite Group in 1988, Tom Feeney has held several positions within the organization including senior vice president retail operations and group senior vice president. In October 1991, Tom was promoted to Senior Vice President, Client Sales and Support and again in 2003 as Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer with responsibility for Safelite Solutions. Tom became president and CEO of the Safelite Group in 2008. Tom is now a Director for the Safelite Group Board of Directors and a member of the Belron Global Leadership Team.

    Before joining Safelite, Tom was the vice president of franchise operations for Tenneco Automotive Retail. He also held sales and operations positions with Hertz Corporation and American International Rent-a-Car.

    Tom received his BSc degree in Accounting from La Salle University, Philadelphia, Pa.

    Contact Tom (email Thomas.Feeney@Safelite.com)

  • Gérard Damski

    Gérard Damski, Regional General Manager

    Gérard Damski is Regional General Manager for the majority of Continental Europe covering France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Austria and Switzerland.

    Gérard joined Belron in September 1997 as General Manager of Carglass® Belgium/Luxemburg. In 2001, he became General Manager of Carglass® France, and then took on the role of Regional General Manager in 2005. 

    Gérard started his career with Procter & Gamble, in various marketing roles, moving on to PepsiCo Restaurants International as Marketing Director for the Benelux Region initially, and then took on a wider European responsibility.

    Gérard is a Commercial Engineer from the Solvay Business School, Belgium.

    Contact Gérard (email gerard.damski.rgm@belron.com)

  • Nigel Doggett

    Nigel Doggett, Regional General Manager

    Nigel Doggett is Regional General Manager for the UK, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Brazil, Australia and New Zealand, as well as our Franchise network.

    Nigel Joined Belron in 1999 as Operations Director for Autoglass® UK before becoming Managing Director in 2003. Nigel joined the Belron Executive Team in 2005 and held the role of Managing Director of Belron UK Ltd, covering both Autoglass® and Laddaw until late 2010 when he took on the role of Regional General Manager. 

    After graduating from Oxford University, Nigel spent seven years at Mobil Oil before moving to Granada Hospitality as a Regional Director.

    Contact Nigel (email nigel.doggett.rgm@belron.com)

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