RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC — Joe Felicelli, executive vice president, worldwide aftermarket operations, for Federal-Mogul Corp. in Southfield, Mich., will take the reins as the new chairman of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA) on Monday, Nov. 1, at the group’s board meeting in Las Vegas.
Felicelli is the second aftermarket executive to serve as leader of the association, established in 2002. Current Chairman Charley Johnson, president and CEO of TransPro Inc., in New Haven, Conn., will step down as the group’s first chairman at the November meeting.
Vange Proimos, president of Goerlich’s Inc., Goldsboro, N.C., will serve as the new vice chairman.
Felicelli is responsible for Federal-Mogul’s global aftermarket operations, including sales, marketing, distribution and logistics. He also has global operational responsibility for chassis and brake hard parts, fuel, wipers, ignition products and lighting.
Also serving on the AASA Board of Directors with Felicelli and Proimos are:
— Guy Andrysick, senior vice president, Honeywell Consumer Products, Danbury Conn.
— Jack Cameron, general manager, The Timken Company, Canton, Ohio
— Dan Daniel, senior vice president and president of LVA, ArvinMeritor Aftermarket, Columbus, Ind.
— Greg Gyllstrom, vice president and general manager, Visteon Aftermarket, Livonia, Mich.
— Don Herring, vice president, sales, Standard Motor Products, Long Island City, N.Y.
— Bob Hirsch, CEO, Gold Eagle Co., Chicago, Ill.
— Mark Johnson, president, Hastings Manufacturing Co., Hastings, Mich.
— Peter Klotz, vice president, DENSO Sales California Inc., Long Beach, Calif.
— Ken Mullen, executive vice president, CARDONE Industries, Philadelphia, Pa.
— David Touchette, director, aftermarket sales and marketing, Cooper / Bussmann, Ellisville, Mo.
— John Washbish, president of customer relationship management, Affinia (formerly Dana AAG), Ann Arbor, Mich.
— Dennis Welvaert, president, N.A. automotive aftermarket, Dayco Products LLC/Mark IV Automotive, Tulsa, Okla.
For more information about AASA, go to: www.aftermarketsuppliers.org.
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