Dayco Strengthens Aftermarket Team Structure

Dayco Strengthens Aftermarket Team Structure 

Company announces promotions in product management, marketing and finance.

Dayco, a leading engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries, has announced the promotion of four aftermarket team members – Jay Buckley, Jerry Reeves, Jon Crawford and Sheila Mann – bolstering team dynamics and enabling a more robust customer experience. 

Jay Buckley has accepted the role of director of marketing, catalog & technical product support. Buckley most recently served as director of product management and has been instrumental in the growth of Dayco’s product portfolio since joining the company in 2020. Given his extensive marketing experience within the automotive aftermarket sector and his background as an ASE certified master technician, his new role will enable the Dayco team to better understand customer-specific needs and take Dayco’s market share to the next level. Buckley also will work with the catalog department to create new benchmarks for automotive, heavy-duty and e-commerce customers as well as oversee the technical product team, expanding the company’s library of technical and training information, videos and services.  

Jerry Reeves is promoted to manager of product management and will oversee product launches across all applications and industries, taking over the majority of Buckley’s former responsibilities, including leading the entire product team. With more than two decades of program management, product launch, engineering and capital planning experience, Reeves also will play an integral role in Dayco’s supplier rationalization efforts and aftermarket product engineering and testing. Reeves joined Dayco two years ago and has been key to the company launching more than a dozen new products in the past 18 months.   

Jon Crawford accepted the role of senior product manager, with a focus on special projects. Previously product manager for the industrial division, Crawford has proven to be an indispensable member of the Dayco team since joining the company in 2020. He has already spearheaded many successful cross-functional projects with finance, sales and distribution. In his new role, he will lead the development and growth of industrial belts and automotive and HD water pumps, as well as handle special assignments crucial to the company.  

Sheila Mann has been awarded the role of financial controller, Canada, and will continue to support the North American team. Mann joined Dayco almost three decades ago and epitomizes the “Move Forward, Always.” mission, starting as a credit manager and continuing to be promoted a number of times throughout her career with the company. She will oversee budgeting and forecasting for the North American team and collaborate and consult with leadership on strategic financial decisions. 

“We are grateful to have such a talented group of passionate and driven professionals at Dayco and want to recognize those who are helping push us to a new level within the industry,” said Tom Tecklenburg, vice president of Dayco N.A. Aftermarket. “We have an amazing team of dedicated staff who are working together to help ensure stronger customer relationships and continued growth for the company.” 

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