As part of its 2016 strategic business development plan, TRW’s North American (NA) Aftermarket Group has announced three new employee appointments.
Jerry Starling has been appointed East Coast regional manager, Independent Aftermarket (IAM) team. With more than 25 years of industry experience in sales and operations, Starling joins the team from his last position as commercial sales manager for Advance Auto Parts.
Kristine Notarantonio, who joins the team from ZF, will undertake the role of sales forecast analyst within the IAM team. Notarantonio has worked in positions within automotive business analysis and IT project management for 15 years.
Starling and Notarantonio will report to Matthew Lundh, TRW Aftermarket’s director of sales, North America.
Uzma Habeeb has been appointed product manager, IAM team. Joining TRW Aftermarket from Meritor WABCO, Habeeb will be responsible for building, managing and developing the given product portfolio and will report to Brian Rassin, product group manager, TRW Aftermarket North America.
Starling commented, “I am totally committed to working with the team to further build on industry relationships to retain our reputation for best-in-class customer service. We all have a part to play to ensure TRW Aftermarket continues to lead the industry, and we’ll be unrelenting in our commitment to customers, ensuring they are in the best possible position to grow and develop their business with us. We’ve got a great team in place and I’m excited about the challenges ahead.”
“Our aftermarket business in North America is thriving,” added Lundh. “Our product portfolio is developing and our team continues to expand. We extend a warm welcome to our new team members who all bring valuable experience to their respective roles. These appointments form the basis of strategic measures we’re implementing to strengthen our field presence and technical support capability, and demonstrate our commitment to further developing our IAM activities across North America.
“At the heart of the business is our growing and loyal customer base,” said Lundh. “We’ll do everything in our power to ensure excellent customer service to achieve maximum satisfaction and will add to our solid and experienced team in line with market requirements.”