CARSON, CA — Autospecialty has announced a number of executive promotions.
Larry Fidance has been promoted to vice president of marketing for the entire company. He will continue working from the company’s Carson, CA, facility. Fidance was previously director of marketing for TRW Autospecialty. He has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience, including management positions with CSK Auto, Federal-Mogul and the replacement parts division of TRW.
Phil Zettel has been promoted to vice president of supply chain/operations for the entire company. Currently based in Chicago, Zettel will move to California for the position. Prior to joining Universal Automotive, Zettel served as category business manager for Pep Boys.
Rick Parshall, warehouse manager for the Parsippany Plant in New Jersey, has been promoted to director of warehouse operations. In this new role, Parshall will oversee all of the warehouse activities for the Carson, CA, Alsip, IL, and Parsippany, NJ, locations.
Keith Boyar has been promoted to co-warehouse manager for the Alsip facility. Boyar has been with has been with UBP since October 1998, and over the years, he has risen to positions of increased responsibilities and challenges
Mario Hidalgo, currently, a regional sales manager for Mexico, has been promoted to director of worldwide aftermarket sales. Hidalgo will be responsible for sales in all markets other than Canada and the U.S.
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