Jay Burkhart, well-known industry leader, is now president, North American Aftermarket for Crowne LLC. Crowne Group, based in Cleveland, Ohio, is the parent company of Trico Products Corp., Carter Fuel Systems and AVM Industries.
Burkhart previously held various executive positions at Federal-Mogul, including senior vice president, Global Aftermarket. Prior to that, Burkhart was vice president, global marketing at Tenneco, after 10 years in the consumer packaged goods industry. He was most recently served as chief strategy officer for the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association.
Trico is a leader in the U.S. wiper blade market, Carter Fuel Products now offers one of the category’s strongest overall programs for service professionals, while the Strong Arm/Mighty Lift gas springs product line is a longtime brand leader in its field, according to Burkhart.
“These are excellent product lines with strong brand names and I’m honored to lead the team in growing its position in the marketplace,” said Burkhart.