Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. today announced the appointment of Patricia (Tribby) W. Warfield to its board of directors –reflecting the company’s strong commitment to board diversity, experience, and solid corporate governance policies.
“Tribby offers a wealth of automotive, industrial and distribution experience that will be invaluable to the company as we continue to benefit from the company’s global footprint. We look forward to her advice and counsel at an exciting stage in the company’s evolution, which today includes numerous complementary and high-demand product line offerings supported by favorable market dynamics,” said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Motorcar Parts of America, Inc.
Warfield, 62, most recently served as chairman and chief executive officer of APC Automotive Technologies, overseeing a restructuring and a strategic refocusing on braking and exhaust-related products. Earlier, she served as senior vice president, business development and strategy for Nitta Corporation, a Japanese global provider of power transmission and conveyor belting products for Europe, the Middle East & Africa. Previously, Warfield held dual positions at Kaman Corporation, as senior vice president and general manager for Kaman Fluid Power and Kaman Automation. Her career includes 25 years with the Gates Corporation and 11 consecutive years in Europe in key senior management and operational positions, serving in Belgium, Germany, and the United Kingdom.
Warfield currently serves on the board of two private equity-sponsored global diversified manufacturing portfolio companies. She is an advisor board member of the University of Colorado Denver Business School, and formally served as an adjunct professor at the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver. She is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, as well as The Committee of 200, comprised of the world’s most successful women entrepreneurs and corporate innovators.
Warfield graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from National University, San Diego.