MEMA Ushers in a New Era of Leadership for 2024

MEMA Ushers in a New Era of Leadership for 2024

MEMA announced its new chairman, board members and executive committee for 2024 as it celebrates its 120th anniversary.

MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association (MEMA), announced its new chairman, board members and executive committee for 2024, marking a milestone in the organization’s 120-year journey toward future advancements.

Kurk Wilks, president and CEO, Mann + Hummel, will lead MEMA as chairman of the board of directors, MEMA said. The organization also named its 2024 executive committee and newly elected board members.

2024 Executive Committee:

  • First Vice Chairman: Jon Husby, president and CEO, ADAC;
  • Second Vice Chairman: Eric Steinbecher, president automotive aftermarket – Americas, Schaeffler;
  • Treasurer: Dominic Grote, president & CEO, Grote Industries, LLC;
  • Immediate Past Chair/Officer: Marc Blackman, CEO, Gold Eagle;
  • President: Bill Long, CEO, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association.

MEMA said it is extending its gratitude to Marc Blackman for his exemplary leadership and guidance during a transformative period.

Newly elected board members include:

  • Jason Gerding, executive vice president, Transportation Products Group, Marmon;
  • John Hanighen, president and CEO, Cloyes;

MEMA said their fresh perspectives will enrich the board’s strategic vision. The full list of the board of directors is below:

  • Chairman – Kurk Wilks, president and CEO, Mann + Hummel
  • 1st Vice Chairman – Jon Husby, president and CEO, ADAC
  • 2nd Vice Chairman – Eric Steinbecher, Schaeffler
  • Treasurer – Dominic Grote, president and CEO, Grote Industries, LLC.
  • Immediate Past Chair/Officer – Marc Blackman, CEO, Gold Eagle
  • President – Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association
  • Mike Alcala, CEO, GNS N.A.
  • Jason Gerding, executive vice president, Transportation Products Group, Marmon
  • John Hanighen, president and CEO, Cloyes
  • Justin Greenberg, president and CEO, DieselCore
  • Matt Joy, CEO, Hendrickson
  • Tim Musgrave, CEO, Pressure Systems
  • Chris Pruitt, executive vice president, East Penn
  • Bruce Ronning, senior vice president Global Sales and Commercial Operations, DriV/Tenneco
  • Sandy Stojkovski, CEO, Vitesco

MEMA said the 2024 board brings collective experience to propel MEMA into a new era of innovation and advocacy for the vehicle supplier industry.

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