PENDLETON, Ind. – Remy International announced today that its board of directors has named John Weber chairman of the board. The board also appointed new independent members Karl Glassman and Charles “Chip” McClure.
Glassman was designated as a Class II member of the board and McClure was designated as a Class III member. The board appointed Glassman and McClure to serve on the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Glassman brings valuable manufacturing experience and a global perspective to the Remy Board, having held senior executive positions with a diversified manufacturer like Leggett & Platt and serving on the board of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers. McClure brings strong, global knowledge of the automotive industry, having previously held board and senior executive positions with Meritor Inc., Federal-Mogul and Detroit Diesel. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Penske Corp. and DTE Energy.
Remy International’s President and CEO Jay Pittas stated, “We are delighted to have John serve as our board chairman. His familiarity with the business and industry experience will certainly serve Remy well. We also are very pleased to have two industry veterans in Karl and Chip join our board. The Nominating Committee actively sought out candidates to complement the current board composition, looking for proven expertise in global operations. Clearly, these appointments fit the desired profile and bring a wealth of experience to our company. I look forward to working with the board to set and execute our strategy and maximize shareholder value.”