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APV hires Holden’s former manufacturing chief

Buckled in: Martin Merry is returning to his home town of Melbourne to join APV, overseeing the division that supplies restraints and other safety products to a range of clients internationally.

Martin Merry joins APV as head of safety products after 30-plus years with Holden

General News logo10 Nov 2017

By TERRY MARTIN

- Australian Performance Vehicles (APV) has appointed former GM Holden director of vehicle operations Martin Merry as general manager of its subsidiary APV Safety Products, bolstering the senior management team as the company continues its transformation in the wake of the local car manufacturing industry’s demise.

- APV managing director Harry Hickling announced last week that Mr Merry, who was among about 950 staff to leave Holden upon the completion of its manufacturing exit last month, would take over as general manager of APV Safety Products from Chris Sweetman, who after five years in the role moves to a dedicated business development and key account management role for the division.

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