ITASCA, Ill. Lorne “Marty” Schlotzhauer, veteran aftermarket executive, joins Bando USA as southeast sales and program group manager, automotive aftermarket. In this capacity, he will lead sales efforts in the Southeastern states as well as represent this leading OEM supplier of serpentine belts at program groups.
Most recently, Schlotzhauer was regional sales manager for The Timken Corp. With more than 25 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket, previous assignments have included Aeroquip Corp., Fontaine Fifth Wheel and Brake Supply. Prior to that he was a first lieutenant and company commander of the military police in the U.S. Army.
“We are pleased to have someone with Marty’s calibers join our team,” said Jack Cameron, general manager of the automotive aftermarket, Bando USA. “As a leading OEM producer of serpentine belts, we have experienced significant aftermarket interest and growth in recent years. The addition of Marty in the Southeast confirms our commitment to the automotive aftermarket.”
Bando USA, headquartered in Itasca, Ill., is the North, Central and South American sales, marketing and manufacturing subsidiary of Bando Chemical Industries (BCI). With 17 plants in 15 countries, BCI is headquartered in Kobe, Japan, and for more than 100 years has been pioneering technologies and development of all types of power transmission products.
A global leader in the manufacturing of world-class power transmission belts to both industrial and automotive OEMs as well as an international network of industrial and automotive aftermarket distributors, Bando is the No. 1 OEM supplier of serpentine belts for the top ten cars and light trucks currently sold in the USA, according to the company.
For more information, visit www.BandoUSA.com.