PLYMOUTH, MI — Corteco has appointed Thomas Musgrave as its new president. Corteco is the aftermarket business of Plymouth, Mich.-based Freudenberg- NOK, a joint venture between Freudenberg & Co. of Germany and NOK Corp. of Japan.
As of July 12, Musgrave replaced Phil Damaska, who has left the company. A reason for Damaska’s departure was not provided by the company.
Musgrave will be headquartered in Milan, Ohio, and will report to Dr. Mohsen Sohi, president and CEO of Freudenberg-NOK. As president of Corteco, he will be responsible for expanding the business unit, which offers a full range of original equipment quality seals, gaskets, engine and transmission mounts, power steering and transmission kits and power steering hoses for the automotive aftermarket.
Musgrave brings more than 20 years of management, business development and operations experience to his new role, most recently as president and COO for Ryobi Die Casting, Inc. in Shelbyville, Ind., where he was responsible for the North American die casting business. Prior to this position, he was Ryobi’s vice president of marketing, sales and engineering for North America. In addition, he spent 17 years at AlliedSignal Corp. and its successor company, Honeywell International, where he advanced through positions of increasing responsibility in sales, management, marketing and business development at various locations nationwide.
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