STERLING HEIGHTS, MI — Advanced Accessory Systems, a manufacturer of automotive roof racks and towing systems in North America and Europe, has announced the appointment of Alan Johnson as its new president and CEO. Johnson succeeds Terence Seikel, who announced plans to resign last summer, in order to pursue other interests.
Johnson has been president and COO of Plastech Engineered Products in Dearborn, Mich., since early last year when Plastech acquired LDM Technologies of Auburn Hills, Mich. Plastech is a major supplier of injection-molded plastic components, assemblies and systems to the automotive original equipment manufacturer market. Johnson had been with LDM since 2001 as president and CEO.
Before that, Johnson had held a number of executive positions over more than 30 years with Federal-Mogul, and with battery-maker Exide Corp.With Federal-Mogul, Johnson’s positions included executive vice president, Americas and Asia Pacific, executive vice president, Powertrain Systems, and president, Manufacturing Operations/OEM Business. At Exide, where he was employed in 1999 and 2000, he was president and COO.
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