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    MANN+HUMMEL sale of high-performance plastic parts business completed
    In a press release dated 4 October, The MANN+HUMMEL Group, the  German components supplier and filtration expert, has successfully finalized the sale of its global high-performance plastic parts business to Mutares SE & Co. KGaA (ISIN: DE000A2NB650), following close consultations with employee representatives, the approval of all relevant regulatory authorities and the fulfillment of other customary closing conditions. The business that comprises products other than filtration and se...
    The North American Auto Care Association announces Senior leadership change
    In a press release dated 3 October, The Auto Care Association announced the addition of Ted Hughes as its new senior director of community engagement and AWDA executive director. Hughes will lead the association’s efforts to evolve community engagement among its members while also serving as the liaison between the association and its Aftermarket Warehouse Distributors Association (AWDA) community. In his role as senior director of community engagement, Hughes will be a key leader in e...
    US-based Auto Care Association appoints SVP of Government Affairs
    Auto Care Association, a US-based industry body representing independent manufacturers, distributors, and repair shops, has announced in a press release dated 27 September that it has added Lisa Foshee to its government affairs team. Foshee will hold the role of SVP, government affairs and general counsel. In her role, Foshee will provide leadership and direction for the association’s federal and state legislative and regulatory efforts. These efforts include educating legislators...
    Dorman Products appoints VP of investor relations
    Dorman Products, a US-based aftermarket supplier of OE dealer exclusive parts has announced the appointment of Michael Dickerson as vice president of Investor Relations & Risk Management effective 26 September, according to a press release dated 29 September. Mike served most recently as vice president of Investor Relations and Corporate communications for The Aaron’s Company, Inc. and its predecessor Aaron’s Inc., and held similar positions at Gannet Co., Inc., The Babcock & Wilc...
    Advance Auto Parts announces leadership changes
    North America-based automotive aftermarket parts retailer Advance Auto Parts has announced the departure of Michael Creedon Jr., executive vice president, US stores, effective 30 September and he will be succeeded by Herman Word Jr, who has been promoted to executive vice president, US stores and Carquest Independents, according to a press release dated 26 September. Word joined Advance in February 2003 and has served in his current role as Division President, Carquest North America, leading ...
    MAHLE appoints Arnd Franz as new CEO
    MAHLE, a Stuttgart-based global supplier of powertrain and thermal components, announced in a press release dated 19 September that its Supervisory Board has appointed Arnd Franz as its CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the MAHLE Group starting 1 November. The 57-year-old has been CEO of Switzerland-based LKQ Europe since 2019 and is now returning to MAHLE, where he had previously worked for 18 years. In a second announcement, the release stated that its CFO Michael Frick is leaving...
    LKQ Corporation elevates its CFO Varun Laroyia to CEO of LKQ Europe
    US-based distributor of replacement parts, components, and systems, LKQ Corporation, has announced that Varun Laroyia, executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), has been appointed as chief executive officer and managing director of LKQ Europe, according to a press release dated 19 September. Laroyia succeeds Arnd Franz, who is leaving the company to join MAHLE Group as its chief executive officer, where he spent 18 years prior to joining LKQ Europe. Rick Galloway, chief fina...
    Blink Charging elects former White House advisor to its Board
    Blink Charging Co, a US-based owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging equipment and services, said via a press release dated 31 August that it has appointed former senior advisor to President Biden and former Congressman, Cedric Richmond, to the Blink Board of Directors on 25 August. According to the company, Richmond, a former member of the United States House of Representatives, and founder of the governmental affairs consulting firm, Richmond & Company is known ...
    Benjamin Krieger takes charge as CLEPA secretary general
    CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, has announced that Benjamin Krieger has taken charge as the association’s new secretary general, according to a press release dated 1 September. Krieger succeeds Sigrid de Vries, who held the position for the past five years. The appointment was announced on 9 June in Brussels during the association’s annual General Assembly by Thorsten Muschal, CLEPA president and EVP Sales & Program Management at Forvia Group. Originally from ...
    Nokian Tyres announces changes in operating model and leadership
    Finland-based OE and replacement tire manufacturer, Nokian Tyres, has announced changes in its operating model and leadership, via a press release dated 24 August.  The company is combining passenger car tires commercial operations under one leadership, with increasing strategic and operational synergies across the geographical areas. Anna Hyvönen, EVP North America, Nordics and Vianor and member of Nokian Tyres management team, has been appointed EVP Passenger Car Tyres and Vianor. ...
    Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp names Rob Lovi as VP of Sales
    US subsidiary of Japenese tire manufacturer, Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp, has announced that Rob Lovi has been promoted to vice president of Sales via a press release dated 22 August. Previously serving as the director of Sales, National Strategic Accounts, Lovi’s promotion is a part of the company’s succession plan following the appointment of Mike Graber to president and chief executive officer earlier this year. Lovi first joined Toyo Tires as a director of Sales in July 2018 ...
    SEMA appoints new executive director
    Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA), a US-based trade organization for automotive aftermarket industry has appointed industry veteran Wade Kawasaki to serve as the first executive director of SEMA’s and PRI’s respective political action committees (PAC), a press release dated 18 August read.  Prior to his appointment as executive director of SEMA’s and PRI’s PACs, Kawasaki served as the president and CEO of Legendary Companies(previously known as Coker Group), overseein...
    Apex Tool Group announces Pete Dyke as SVP, Chief Human Resource Officer
    Apex Tool Group today announced the appointment of Pete Dyke to SVP, Chief Human Resource Office, according to a press release dated 15 August. He will serve on the Executive Leadership Team and report directly to Jim Roberts, CEO. Dyke will commence his duties on Monday, 22 August. Dyke has over 20 years of executive HR leadership experience with prominent brands like General Electric, Pentair and Innovative Water Care. He most recently served as the CHRO of Hillenbrand, Inc., where he devel...
    ZC Rubber Europe appoints new Deputy General Manager
    ZC Rubber, a leading tire manufacturing company, has announced the appointment of Akos Barcsik as the new Deputy General Manager of ZC Rubber Europe via a press release dated 18 August.  During his career at ZC Rubber since 2017, Akos initially served as Field Engineer Manager and later as Sales Director of ZC Rubber Europe. Akos has greatly contributed to developing and improving WESTLAKE generation II truck tires. Since he became the European Sales Director in 2021, ZC Rubber Europe ha...
    American Tire Distributors appoints its new Chief Supply Chain Officer
    American Tire Distributors, Inc. (ATD) today announced the expansion of its leadership team with the addition of Moid Alwy as Chief Supply Chain Officer, according to a press release by PR Newswire dated 16 August. In this role, Alwy will oversee ATD's supply chain and evolve the vision and strategy for the supply chain's function and innovation. Alwy joins ATD following nearly 20 years at Target, where he began as a lead analyst in 2003 and rose through the ranks to become VP of Global ...
    TBC Brands appoints Clif Armstrong as director of commercial sales
    US-based distributor of proprietary brand tires, TBC Brands has announced the appointment of Clif Armstrong as director of commercial sales, a press release dated 9 August read. TBC Brands provides independent wholesale and retail customers access to a range of consumer and commercial products.  For nearly 30 years, Clif has led the strategic development of the commercial tire business for several tire manufacturers, including Continental Tire as Director of Commercial Tire Marketing in ...
    US-based automotive coatings maker Axalta announces CEO transition
    US manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings Axalta Coating Systems announced on 27 July via a press release that Robert Bryant will step down as president and CEO to pursue other opportunities, effective 31 August and Rakesh Sachdev, an independent director and former CEO of Platform Specialty Products Corporation (now Element Solutions) and Sigma-Aldrich Corporation, will assume the role of interim CEO at that time. The company’s board has initiated a comprehensive search process to identif...
    BendPak announces senior leadership succession plan
    BendPak, Inc., US-based manufacturer and marketer of vehicle service equipment and specialty consumer product, announces changes to its executive team effective August 3, according to a press release by PR Newswire dated 26 July.  Jeff Kritzer will be promoted from executive vice president to succeed Henthorn as president and CEO. Rudy Diaz will step up from vice president of information technology to executive vice president and chief operating officer (COO).  Jim ...
    Quantron strengthens its sales, service and strategy unit
    German e-mobility specialist Quantron, which is a spin-off of the Haller Group, strengthens its sales, service and strategy unit with appointment of three new executives, according to a press release dated 13 July. Quantron AG is filling further strategically important positions in Service & Customer Care, Sales Team, and Corporate & Product Strategy. Tobias Steffen takes on the lead for the sales team and structure and Dr. Srinath Rengarajan joins the Strategy unit as Senio...
    Swedish spares distributor Mekonomen Group changes name to MEKO
    Mekonomen Group, an automotive spare-parts distributor based in Sweden, has announced that the company’s new name MEKO AB (publ.) has been registered with the Swedish Companies Registration Office, according to a press release dated 14 June. The name change was decided by the shareholders at the company’s Annual General Meeting on 20 May, to more clearly reflect the breadth of operations and show that the Group is more than one important brand, the release added. “The name change to MEK...
    Apollo Tyres appoints marketing head for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa
    India headquartered Apollo Tyres has announced that it has appointed Vikram Garga as Group Head, Marketing for the Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa (APMEA) region, according to a press release dated 14 July. Vikram would be spearheading the regional marketing team and would be responsible for marketing and product strategy for all product categories, dealer programs, brand positioning and monitoring performance in conjunction with sales, the release added. Vikram joins Apollo Tyres from...
    ZF board member for aftermarket Holger Klein elevated to chairman, CEO
    German automotive supplier ZF Friedrichshafen has announced that Holger Klein, Member of the Board of Management responsible for the Asia-Pacific region, car chassis technology division, aftermarket and production, will succeed Wolf-Henning Scheider as chairman and CEO of the company at the beginning of 2023, according to a press release dated 8 July. Klein joined ZF in 2014 as an international industry expert from McKinsey management consultancy. Starting in 2015, he led the integration of U...
    German aftermarket supplier MEYLE appoints Marc Siemssen to Executive Board
    MYELE, a Hamburg, Germany-based replacement parts manufacturer for the independent aftermarket has announced that it has appointed Marc Siemssen to the Executive Board on 1 July, according to a press release dated 5 July. Siemssen, 50, has been MEYLE’s Chief Human Resources Officer for five years. In addition to Human Resources, he will also be responsible for Marketing, Sales and Product Management in the new role. Siemssen’s appointment completes the MEYLE Executive Board, which current...
    German automotive supplier Eberspaecher expands Executive Board
    Eberspächer, a German producer of thermal management systems and automotive control components for OEMs and its aftermarket customers, has announced that it is expanding its Executive Board with an aim to consistently implement the company’s the transformation through additional resources and expertise. According to a press release dated 4 July, Dominic Waldeier will take over as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Ulrike Wörz will be responsible for the development and implementation of the c...
    US-based Stoneridge appoints Chief Procurement Officer
    Stoneridge, a US based manufacturer of electrical and electronic components, modules and systems has named Salvatore Orsini as chief procurement officer effective 5 July, according to a press release dated 5 July. In this new role, Orsini will have responsibility for all aspects of the company’s global procurement organization, including purchasing, supplier quality, and global supply chain strategy. Orsini brings more than 25 years of global supply chain management experience in the automo...
    NGK Spark Plug to change its English language name to ‘Niterra’ starting April 2023
    NGK Spark Plug, a Japan-based ignition and sensor specialist, has announced that following its 122nd ordinary general meeting of the shareholders on 24 June, it will change its English language company name to ‘Niterra’, according to a press release from 4 July. The Group’s new English company name – ‘Niterra’ – is a coined word, which combines the Latin words ‘niteo’ meaning ‘shine’ and ‘terra/earth’. Considering the company’s sustainable business objectives, as w...
    Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket appoints senior Sales & Marketing executive
    Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket has announced that Maik Losleben will take over as President Global Key Account Management, Sales & Marketing in the Automotive Aftermarket division of Schaeffler from 1 October, according to a press release dated 20 June. He will be part of the global leadership team of the Automotive Aftermarket and will report directly to Jens Schüler, who has been responsible for this function on an interim basis in addition to his CEO role since the beginning of the ye...
    US tiremaker TBC announces personnel changes at subsidiary Big O Tires
    TBC Corporation, a distributor of automotive replacement tires based in United States, has announced a change in leadership at its subsidiary Big O Tires, a retail tire and auto service franchisor with 460 locations in the US, according to a press release dated 17 June. According to the release, Jim Bull, VP and General Manager of Big O Tires, will retire effective 1 July following a 17-year career. Succeeding Jim will be Brian Maciak, currently EVP, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Off...
    France-based Garage Equipment Industries Group appoints new president
    FIGIEFA, the international federation of independent automotive aftermarket distributors, announced that the Groupe des Industries d'Équipements de Garage or Garage Equipment Industries Group (GIEG) have elected Clément Perrin as its new president, according to a statement dated 24 May. Perrin succeeds Cédric Mallet at the head of the working group bringing together manufacturers of garage and technical inspection equipment within the FIEV, a professional union committed to defending the inte...
    LKQ Europe reveals new corporate identity
    LKQ Europe, a Switzerland-based distributor of automotive aftermarket parts for cars, commercial vans, and industrial vehicles in Europe and a subsidiary of LKQ Corporation, has announced that it has unveiled its new logo and branding that reflect its position as a global and innovative leader in the European automotive aftermarket, according to a press release dated 1 June. The company believes an updated corporate identity will create a more modern and progressive look and feel which will s...
    Benjamin Krieger to become CLEPA’s Secretary General as of September
    CLEPA, the European Association of Automotive Suppliers, has announced that it has appointed Benjamin Krieger as new Secretary General as of 1 September 2022, according to a press release dated 10 June. Krieger will succeed Ms Sigrid de Vries, Secretary General since 2017, who is to leave CLEPA to become Director General of ACEA, the European Automobile Manufacturers Association in Brussels. Krieger, a German national, has been CLEPA’s Head of Government Affairs since 2018, and worked in vario...
    Sensata Aftermarket appoints new national account manager
    Schrader, a brand of Sensata Technologies and a global manufacturer of tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) for automotive, heavy vehicles, and off-road vehicles, has announced the appointment of Clay Rosette as national account manager via a press release dated 2 June. Rosette will be responsible for supporting Schrader’s current tire retail and service channel customers and acquiring new business opportunities. He is based in Michigan and graduated from Northwood University with a...
    Parts distributor alliance Nexus Automotive appoints manager for ASEAN
    Nexus Automotive International, a Geneva-based alliance of independent car parts distributors, has appointed Napoleon Cristobal as Business Development Manager for ASEAN, according to a press release dated 24 May. He joined the company on 1 May and will be responsible for driving the business-development initiatives in South-East Asia comprising Brunei, Burma (Myanmar), Cambodia, Timor-Leste, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. NEXUS says his appointme...
    Clarios appoints Gerardo Gonzalez Aleu as VP for US and Canada
    Clarios, a US-based supplier of energy storage solutions to the OEM and aftermarket has announced that it has appointed Gerardo Gonzalez Aleu as VP and general manager, US and Canada, effective 26 May, according to a press release published on the same day. Gonzalez Aleu joined Clarios (Johnson Controls at the time) in 1994 and held positions of increased responsibility, most recently as vice president and general manager for Latin America, the company said, adding that previously, Gonza...
    US-based Auto Care Association announces key retirements
    Auto Care Association, a US-based industry body representing independent manufacturers, distributors and repair shops, announced the upcoming retirements of five individuals who together have contributed 83 years of service to the association and a collective 162 years of service to the automotive aftermarket industry as a whole, according to a press release dated 31 May. The individuals Paul Fiore, senior director, government affairs; Bert Hogeman, general counsel; Aaron Lowe, senior vice pr...
    Parts distributor Hitachi Astemo Americas appoints aftermarket division head
    Hitachi Astemo Americas, a manufacturer of engine management, electric powertrain, and integrated vehicle controls for major automotive manufacturers worldwide announced that as it begins its 92nd year in business, Gary Plover has been appointed VP and Americas Aftermarket Business Division Head, according to a press release dated 26 April. As vice president of Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Division, Plover now leads one of the company's fastest-growing business segments, which includes...
    Continental appoints new OEM aftersales head for tire replacement business
    German supplier of automotive components, tires, and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced the appointment of three new heads to key positions in its replacement and original equipment business, according to a press release dated 20 May. Guido Wolff is now the new Global Account Director Original Equipment. He takes over this position from Jan Oliver Götz, who is now the new head of OEM Aftersales. Previously in this role, Jobst Schwarz has now taken over Key Account Managem...
    Aftermarket distributor Hitachi Astemo Americas appoints aftermarket sales director
    Hitachi Astemo Americas, a manufacturer of engine management, electric powertrain, and integrated vehicle controls for major automotive manufacturers worldwide announced that Ryan Pelkey has been promoted to Director of Sales for the Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Division, according to a press release dated 20 May. Pelkey comes to his new position with 15 years of sales experience within the automotive aftermarket. Throughout these years, Pelkey has been a successful leader in his field...
    Swedish machine vision firm Smart Eye appoints VP for aftermarket business
    Smart Eye, a Sweden-based company engaged in the machine vision system development, announced the appointment of Magnus Brunzell as new VP of automotive fleet and aftermarket business unit, according to a press release dated 13 April. Brunzell will lead this business unit, responsible for the development and delivery of Smart Eye’s end-to-end Driver Monitoring Systems (DMS) for fleet and aftermarket. By combining the company’s purpose-built proprietary hardware with its DMS software,...
    UK aftermarket parts firm Comline appoints sales head
    Comline Auto Parts, a UK-based automotive aftermarket parts brands, has announced the appointment of Andrew Tsang to the senior management position of UK sales general manager, according to a released dated 13 April by the UK aftermarket industry body, Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF). Andrew assumes responsibility for overseeing UK sales of the Comline, Motaquip and Allied Nippon brands, and will lead the British aftermarket supplier’s team of regional sales managers an...
    Aftermarket distributor CoolDrive appoints General Manager, Sales
    Australian automotive aftermarket parts distributor CoolDrive Auto Parts has announced the appointment of Dale Durden to the role of General Manager of Sales, starting 4 April, according to a press release dated 14 April. Dale has joined CoolDrive from Capricorn where he spent over 14 years in senior management positions, most recently as its Head of Sales and Supply in Australia, the release added. Capricorn calls itself Australasia’s largest automotive parts and business essentials c...
    MAHLE Chairman and CEO Matthias Arleth to leave the company
    German supplier of powertrain and thermal components MAHLE announced on 15 April 2022 that the company and its current chairman of the management board and chief executive officer Matthias Arleth have mutually decided to terminate the contract. As a result, Arleth, 54, will leave the company by the end of April. “This step is due to differing opinions on the future strategic orientation of the group,” the company said in a statement. Notably, Arleth had joined the technology group in Janu...
    EV charging equipment maker Tritium appoints Glen Casey as COO
    Tritium has announced the appointment Glen Casey as chief operating officer (COO), it said in a press release on 7 March. Casey had been serving as Tritium’s interim director of global operations since May 2021. Before Tritium, Casey held senior leadership roles in Philips, Imperial Chemical Industries and Nylex, where he was involved in operations in Australia, Asia and Europe. As the COO, Casey will oversee company-wide operational performance, global supply and product distribution and cust...
    Valvoline appoints Lori Flees as President of its Retail Services segment
    Valvoline, a US-based supplier of lubricants and automotive services, has named Lori Flees as the president of its Retail Services business segment reporting directly to CEO Sam Mitchell, according to a press release dated 30 March. Flees joins Valvoline after nearly a decade with Walmart where she most recently held the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of its Health and Wellness division, the release added. As president of Valvoline Retail Services, the company s...
    Standard Motor Products, Inc. appoints new director
    US-based independent manufacturer and distributor of automotive replacement parts, Standard Motor Products, has announced the appointment of a new director via a press release dated 4 April.  Alejandro Cesar Capparelli has been appointed as an independent director to the company’s board of directors. He will serve as a member of the Audit Committee, Compensation and Management Development Committee, Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee, and Strategic Planning Committee. Mr....
    US automotive coatings company XPEL makes new appointment to Board of Directors
    XPEL, a US-based provider of aftermarket automotive products, including automotive surface and paint protection, ceramic coatings, headlight protection, and automotive window films has announced the appointment of Stacy L. Bogart to its Board of Directors, according to a press release dated 24 March. Bogart currently serves as SVP, general counsel, corporate secretary, and corporate responsibility at Winnebago Industries, a maker of recreational vehicles and marine products.  She previou...
    Clarios appoints John Di Bert as Chief Financial Officer
    Clarios, a US-based supplier of energy storage solutions to the OEM and aftermarket, announced the appointment of John Di Bert as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO) beginning in March, according to a press release dated 22 March. Di Bert has extensive experience serving in leadership positions for large capitalization global public companies and throughout his career he has managed total enterprise performance, executed M&A strategies, led debt and equity capital markets transactions and s...
    XL Fleet appoints John Miller to its board of directors
    XL Fleet Corp, a leading provider of fleet electrification solution provider, announced today the appointment of John Miller to its board of directors via a press release dated 4 March.  Mr. Miller has more than 40 years of executive management experience in the transportation, manufacturing, and distribution industries, including operations and finance leadership positions at public companies. From 2017 to 2021, he served as CEO of Power Solutions International, a leader in the design, ...
    Mighty Auto Parts announced three new hires to support their continued growth
    US-based automotive aftermarket parts distributors, Mighty Auto Parts, announced three new hires to support their continued growth servicing the automotive aftermarket industry, according to a press release by PRWeb dated 1 March. Sunny Muelberger joins Mighty as a senior product manager. Sunny brings more than 22 years of experience in automotive aftermarket with Genuine Parts Company. While at GPC, she held responsibilities in IT with barcode quality assurance, sales as a district manager...
    XL Fleet announces leadership change
    XL Fleet Corp., a leading provider of fleet electrification solutions, announced today that Tod Hynes has been appointed chair of its board of advisors, and has stepped down as president of XL Fleet and member of its board of directors via a press release dated 23 March. Tod Hynes appointed chair of XL Fleet’s board of advisors and he steps down as president and member of its board of directors to work with additional organizations reducing fossil fuel consumption and combating clima...
    GSP North America appoints new director of Spartanburg operations
    GSP North America, a leading manufacturer and distributor in the automotive aftermarket, announces new director of Spartanburg operations, Albert Abrams, via a press release dated 20 March.  Prior to joining GSP, Albert has extensive distribution and automotive experience with Sundland Logistics and Advance Auto Parts. Overall, he has spent over 20 years in distribution and warehousing. He attended Greenville Technical College and is ISO 9000 certified. Significance: The COO...
    Akebono Brake announces Carl Tellier's addition to its Aftermarket team
    A Japan-based parts supplier, Akebono Brake Corporation, has announced the addition of Carl Tellier to its Aftermarket team, according to a press release dated 21 March. He will be joining Akenono's Aftermarket team as Eastern Regional Sales Manager and will be reporting Mike Eldard who is National Sales Manager in the company.  According to the release, the company said Carl has an impressive 33 years of Automotive Aftermarket experience. He has held key sales positions with T...
    Advance Auto appoints experienced finance executive to its Board
    North America-based automotive aftermarket parts retailer Advance Auto Parts has announced that it has appointed Joan Hilson to its Board of Directors, effective 15 March 2022. According to a release dated 16 March, the company said Hilson, 62, has more than 35 years of finance experience, primarily in the retail industry. She joined Signet in 2019 and is currently its chief financial and strategy officer. Significance: “We are pleased to welcome Joan to our diverse a...
    US-based CarParts.com promotes David Meniane to CEO
    CarParts.com, a US-based e-commerce provider of automotive parts and accessories, has announced in a release dated 15 March that effective 18 April, company COO and CFO, David Meniane will transition to the role of CEO and SVP of Finance, and Ryan Lockwood will become CFO. Lev Peker will step down as CEO and director, effective as of close of business on 15 April, to pursue other business opportunities, according to the release. The company says it experienced its most successful year to date...
    US car care solutions provider Ziebart appoints new president/CEO
    Ziebart, a US-based provider of detailing, films, and structural protection services has announced that after 28 years at the helm, its head Thomas E. Wolfe has handed over the reins to his son and successor, Thomas A. Wolfe, to drive the company forward, according to a press release dated 8 March. As part of the leadership change, Thomas A. Wolfe becomes president/CEO, while Thomas E. Wolfe transitions to executive vice president and chairman of the Board. Having held the role of president/C...
    HELLA appoints Michel Favre as CEO
    German aftermarket electronics firm and spare parts distributor HELLA has announced personnel changes to its management board with Michel Favre, currently EVP and group CFO at Faurecia, taking over as HELLA CEO on 1 July, in succession to Dr. Rolf Breidenbach, according to a press release dated 25 February. Breidenbach will continue to support the de facto Faurecia/HELLA group in an advisory capacity. HELLA also announced that Yves Andres, currently EVP, Clean Mobility at Faurecia, will join ...
    Continental Aftermarket US appoints product manager for diagnostics and services
    Continental Aftermarket US, a supplier of OE-engineered aftermarket replacement parts and advanced diagnostics, has named Peter Dobrowolski as the new product manager for Diagnostics and Services, North America, according to a press release dated 31 January. In his new role, Dobrowolski will be responsible for managing the portfolio of diagnostics products that include the Autodiagnos Pro Automotive Diagnostic System, Autodiagnos TPMS Tools, and the Autodiagnos Drive Connected Vehicle Data Solut...
    US aftermarket retailer AutoZone appoints new board members
    US-based retailer of aftermarket automotive parts and accessories, AutoZone, announced the appointment of Michael George and Brian Hannasch to its board of directors, according to a press release dated 18 February. Michael George formerly served as president and CEO of Qurate Retail from March 2018 to September 2021, the parent company of QVC, and as CEO of QVC from 2004 through July 2021. Prior to joining QVC, he served as the chief marketing officer for Dell. Brian Hannasch serves as presid...
    US automotive parts distributor Genuine Parts Company appoints new CFO
    US-based automotive parts distributor Genuine Parts Company announced the appointment of Bert Nappier as executive vice president and chief financial officer-elect, effective 28 February, 2022 and as chief financial officer on 2 May, 2022, according to a press release dated 25 January. Nappier replaces Carol Yancey, executive vice president and chief financial officer, who expressed plans to retire after a 30-year career with the company. Yancey will serve in an advisory role until her retire...
    BorgWarner appoints Neil Fryer as VP of global aftermarket business
    Michigan, US-based global supplier of powertrain technologies BorgWarner has announced the appointment of Neil Fryer as vice president and general manager of BorgWarner Aftermarket, according to a press release dated 1 February. Fryer, who succeeds Alex Ashmore, will take responsibility for managing the global aftermarket business which offers brands from Hartridge, Delphi Technologies to Delco Remy serving both the OES and independent aftermarket channels. Combined, the brands have more than...
    Motorcar Parts of America expands board of directors
    Motorcar Parts of America, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts based in the United States, announced the appointment of Patricia (Tribby) W. Warfield to its board of directors, according to a press release dated 1 February. The Motorcar Parts of America board now consists of 11 directors, 10 of whom are independent. Warfield, 62, most recently served as chairman and chief executive officer of APC Automotive Technologies, overseeing a restructuring and a strategic...
    UK aftermarket supplier First Line bolsters its sales team
    UK-based aftermarket supplier First Line Ltd announced that it has kick-started the new year by strengthening its sales team, the company said in a press release issued on 17 January. Chris Peat has joined the company as key account manager and is responsible for accounts from Hull in the Northeast down to the Southeast, from Tyne & Wear, down to the Isle of White, according to the release, which added that Peat previously worked for the Parts Alliance as regional support manager for 15 y...
    Valeo appoints Christophe Périllat as Chief Executive Officer
    French automotive supplier Valeo has announced the appointment of Christophe Périllat as its Chief Executive Officer, in accordance with the succession plan announced on 27 October 2020, according to a press release dated 26 January. Valeo's outgoing CEO, Jacques Aschenbroich, will continue to act as chairman of the Board of Directors until the end of his current term of office as a director. During Aschenbroich’s 13 years at the head of Valeo Group, Valeo doubled in size and its mark...
    Axalta appoints Keith Silverman to lead operations and supply chain
    US manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings Axalta Coating Systems announced on 24 January via a press release that it has appointed Dr. Keith Silverman as SVP and chief operations and supply chain officer, effective immediately. Silverman was most recently an external advisor with Bain & Company lending his expertise to Bain consultants and clients across operations, supply chain, manufacturing, EHS, and quality. He has also held a range of progressive operational leadership roles in t...
    US-based CarParts.com appoints Ana Dutra to its board
    CarParts.com, a US-based e-commerce provider of automotive parts and accessories, has announced that it has appointed Ana Dutra, CEO of Mandala Global Advisors, to its board of directors, according to a press release dated 12 January. Dutra previously served as CEO of Korn/Ferry Consulting from 2007 until 2013, when she founded Mandala Global Advisors. Mandala is a provider of advisory services to boards and management to accelerate business growth through innovation, globalization, M&A, and...
    Advance Auto Parts appoints William Pellicciotti as chief accounting officer
    US-based automotive aftermarket parts retailer, Advance Auto Parts, announced William Pellicciotti's appointment as SVP, controller, and chief accounting officer via a press release dated 11 January. In this role, Pellicciotti will be responsible for enterprise-wide accounting operations, tax, external financial reporting and all related compliance. Pellicciotti earned his bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Arcadia University in Glenside, Pa. and is a Certified Public Accountant. He&...
    Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association elevates several executives
    US-based apex aftermarket supplier industry body Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) recently announced that it has elevated the ranks of several executives, according to a press release dated 6 January. According to the announcement, Megan Gardner, with more than two decades of marketing and automotive industry experience, has been promoted to senior director of Sales and Marketing. Gardner oversees the AASA marketing team, is lead over the OE Service Council (OESC), owns spo...
    US-based Dent Wizard elevates COO Addison Thomas to president
    Dent Wizard International, a provider of vehicle reconditioning services in North America, recently announced the promotion of Addison Thomas to president, in addition to his current role as COO, according to a press release dated 14 December. Thomas’ promotion is effective 1 January. Thomas has served as Dent Wizard’s COO since 2018, leading the company’s core service operations team. He served in various roles with Dent Wizard over the past 20 years, including VP of Operations and RVP...
    Volvo Cars appoints Jim Rowan as CEO and president
    Swedish carmarker Volvo Cars has announced that Jim Rowan will join the company on 21 March 2022 as CEO and President, according to a press release dated 4 January. Jim is currently the CEO and board member of Ember Technologies, and previously Group CEO of the Dyson Group. He succeeds Håkan Samuelsson, who first joined Volvo Cars as a member of the board in 2010 and has held the role of CEO and President since October 2012. Jim brings with him more than three decades of global experience in...
    Dana appoints Ernesto M. Hernández to its board of directors
    US-based automotive component supplier Dana Incorporated has announced that Ernesto M. Hernández has been appointed to the company's board of directors, effective immediately, according to a release dated 4 January. The company said Hernández is a veteran mobility-industry executive with extensive knowledge of aftermarket, product engineering, manufacturing, planning, program management, sales and marketing.  He recently retired from General Motors after a 40-year career culminating in...
    O’Reilly Automotive appoints Fred Whitfield to board
    O’Reilly Automotive, US-based automotive aftermarket parts retailer announced via a press release dated 12 December that the company appointed Fred Whitfield as a director and increased the size of the board from 9 to 10 members. Whitfield joins the board as an independent director. Whitfield has served as president, vice chairman, alternate governor, and minority owner of Hornets Sports & Entertainment (HSE) since 2018. Whitfield joined HSE in 2006 as the company's president, COO, ...
    Continental appoints new replacement tire heads for APAC and EMEA
    German supplier of automotive components, tires, and aftermarket replacement parts, Continental, has announced the appointment of new heads for its passenger car and truck tire replacement business in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa) and APAC (Asia-Pacific) regions starting 1 January 2022, according to a release dated 15 December. Ferdinand Hoyos, 45, will manage Continental’s replacement tire business in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) and, as a member of the...
    Motorcar Parts of America realigns sales in Canadian market
    Motorcar Parts of America, a manufacturer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts based in the United States, has today announced the realignment of sales activities for the Canadian market, with Niall Davidson, VP of sales for its Toronto-based heavy-duty subsidiary Dixie Electric, also assuming responsibility for the company’s entire automotive product lines in this market, the company said via a press release on 8 December. Davidson has more than 30 years of global experience in ...
    Polish spare parts distributor Moto-Profil appoints new president
    Moto-Profil, a Poland-based importer and distributor of automotive spare parts and accessories, announced that it has appointed Michał Tochowicz as its new president, according to a 30 November release, which added that Tochowicz replaces Leszek Żurek, one of the three cofounders and a member of the company’s management board. According to the company, Leszek Żurek had been associated with Moto-Profil since 1993 and over the years, he was responsible for financial and logistical matters ...
    BorgWarner appoints Sara A. Greenstein to its board of directors
    BorgWarner, an American automotive supplier, has named Sara A. Greenstein to its board of directors, according to a press release dated 9 November.  Alexis P. Michas, non-executive chairman of the board of BorgWarner, said, “We are pleased to welcome Sara to BorgWarner’s Board of Directors. Sara’s breadth of leadership experience in the production and manufacturing space makes her a strong complement to our board.” Ms. Greenstein was the president, CEO, and a board member...
    Matthias Arleth is the new CEO and chairman of MAHLE
    Stuttgart-based automotive supplier MAHLE has appointed Matthias Arleth as its new CEO and chairman, the company announced in a press release on 7 October. The 53-year-old Arleth, who will assume his new role at the helm of MAHLE on January 2022, comes from automotive component supplier Webasto, where he most recently served as vice chairman. According to the company, Arleth’s combination of experience with major groups in the automobile manufacturing and supplier industries, as well as his...
    US-based aftermarket AI firm Predii appoints Mark Seng as Sales head
    Predii Inc, a US-based AI software company specializing in the automotive aftermarket, announced the appointment of a long-term aftermarket executive, Mark Seng, to the company’s executive team as VP of Business Development. According to a press release issued on 7 October, Predii said that Seng, who joined effective 1 October, brings 36 years of global automotive aftermarket experience to the team. After spending 23 years at parts manufacturer Federal-Mogul (now DRiV), he moved to the R.L....
    Bosch Engineering reorganizes top management including for the aftermarket division
    Automotive supply and engineering company Bosch has announced a slew of organizational changes to its senior management effective from 1 October, according to a company release dated 5 October. For the aftermarket business, the company announced that Peter von Wartenberg is appointed as a member of the executive management of Bosch`s automotive aftermarket division responsible for finance and controlling. Johannes-Jörg Rüger will remain president of Bosch Engineering and will assume addi...
    TI Fluid Systems appoints Hans Dieltjens as its new president and CEO
    Global supplier of automotive fluid systems, TI Fluid Systems has appointed Hans Dieltjens as its new president and chief executive officer with effect from 1 October 2021, the company said in a press release on 21 September. Hans will succeed William L. Kozyra, who will retire on 1 October and step down from the Board of Directors. The company said that Hans will assume this leadership role at a strategically important time when it is implanting its electric vehicle strategy and working to r...
    UK parts distributor The Parts Alliance appoints new president and COO
    The Parts Alliance, a UK-based car parts supplier to the independent aftermarket, has announced the appointment of Mark Eburne as its new president and COO, according to a press release issued on 17 September. Eburne succeeds Neil Croxson, who left the business in June 2021. The supplier said Eburne is a business leader with extensive board experience at a number of complex, multi-site businesses cutting across industries such as automotive, construction, utilities and support services. Eburn...
    MANN+HUMMEL appoints Stefan Tolle as president and GM, automotive aftermarket
    German components supplier and filtration expert MANN+HUMMEL has appointed Stefan Tolle as the president and general manager for its automotive aftermarket business. Tolle takes the mantle from Kurk Wilks, president and CEO of the MANN+HUMMEL Group, who held this position on an interim basis following the departure of Josef Parzhuber in April 2020. A press release issued by the company on 16 August stated that Tolle worked for Bosch for more than three decades in various functions, including ...
    Schaeffler appoints Jens Schüler as new CEO of automotive aftermarket division
    Germany-based automotive components and systems supplier, Schaeffler, has appointed Jens Schüler as the new CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket division and as a member of the Executive Board of Schaeffler AG, the company announced in a press release on 22 April. A successor to Michael Söding, who is retiring at the end of the year at his own request after working for Schaeffler for 20 years, Schüler will take over the new responsibilities with effect from 1 January 2022. According to Schaef...
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