A CEO with 30 years’ experience in the automotive insulation industry has been appointed managing director at Interflex 2000.


Jim Griffin was formerly CEO of the Autins Group, who like Interflex, manufacture automotive parts. He became MD in March after being appointed to lead business development four months earlier. His aim as MD is to develop and implement a range of business processes that will enable the company to fulfil projected targets for growth. This includes diversification of the business into new markets as well as the development of new products.

Understanding the automotive insulation marketplace

Jim’s knowledge of the market of NVH and sealing solutions for automotive vehicles will prove invaluable as he leads the company through a new phase of expansion. This will include investment in staff and equipment to ensure that Interflex are able to turn around orders quickly while maintaining the quality of their high-performance acoustic materials and seals.


Previous MD and co-founder MD Peter Ryder is delighted with Jim’s appointment saying: “Strong, experienced leadership is particularly important during these difficult times. Jim’s knowledge, expertise and contacts within the automotive manufacturing industry, and particularly in the acoustic and thermal insulation and NVH sector is already paying significant dividends.”

Opportunities for expansion in automotive parts manufacturing


The company is aiming to increase its turnover over the next 12 months, with the target of a 27% rise by the end of 2022. Jim is excited by the opportunities that his new role offers saying: “Despite the challenges posed by Covid-19, we already have an exciting and ambitious business development plan in place for 2020 and beyond.”

A successful career in automotive insulation


Jim left the Autins Group in 2017 due to ill health. Under his leadership, the company experienced rapid growth, setting up premises in Germany and Sweden as well sites in the UK for manufacturing and R&D. As CEO, Jim also oversaw the company’s successful flotation on the stock market.


“I’m delighted to be back in the industry after a period of recuperation and I’m raring to go,” comments Jim. “Interflex 2000 has such great potential for expansion. We have already secured some lucrative contracts and are in negotiations for some exciting new projects. There are also plans to invest in new equipment to expand capacity and efficiency as well as entering new markets – so, watch this space!”


During his career, Jim has been shortlisted for the Guardian Small Business Leader of the Year award as well as winning the EEF Manufacturing Champion for the Midlands award in 2016. Previous roles include presidency of the Rugby Chamber of Commerce and Vice Chair of the West Midlands branch of the EEF. He was also awarded a Visiting Industrial Fellowship by Aston Business School in recognition of his significant contribution in the area of business growth and entrepreneurship.


Find out more by about how Interflex can help you with your NVH needs by calling us today on 01949 861 494 or emailing sales@interflex2000.com.