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Motorcar Parts Of America Appoints CEO Of Diagnostic And Testing Business

William Hardy succeeds Scott Matrenec, head of business and corporate development for Motorcar Parts of America, who served on an interim basis in this capacity following the acquisition of D&V Electronics in July 2017.

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Motorcar Parts of America Inc. has announced the appointment of William Hardy to the position of CEO of D&V Electronics, a wholly owned subsidiary based in Toronto, Canada.

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He succeeds Scott Matrenec, head of business and corporate development for Motorcar Parts of America, who served on an interim basis in this capacity following the acquisition of D&V Electronics in July 2017. Matrenec will continue with his business development responsibilities at the corporate office in California.

Hardy has held senior executive positions during his more than 24-year tenure in a variety of technology-related positions, with assignments in the United States, Singapore, Japan and China. He recently served as vice president – sales, service and marketing for the vehicles and structures test division of MTS Systems Inc., based in Minneapolis. Earlier, he served as vice president – global sales and marketing for the company’s test division. His experience includes positions with Tyco International in Singapore and Japan – including president of Japan for the company’s fire and security divisions. Hardy began his professional career with Alcatel-Lucent ­ serving in a variety of positions, including chief operating office for Asia Pacific; vice president, business development and marketing – Japan; and other assignments focused on wireless technology applications in China, Japan and the United States.

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“Bill’s significant international experience and his demonstrated record of accomplishments will accelerate D&V’s ability to achieve significant revenue growth and profitability, as the company capitalizes on increasing global demand for electronic testing products and services,” said Selwyn Joffe, chairman, president and CEO.

“We look forward to building on the legacy of Voiko Loukanov, Ph.D., the late founder of D&V Electronics, and his commitment to innovation, building world-class testing systems and customer service. These have been core values since the company’s inception, and we look forward to continuing Voiko’s vision,” said Kalina Loukanov, executive director of D&V Electronics.

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Hardy earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania; a Master of Fine Art in painting and sculpture from New York Academy of Art, New York, New York; and a Master of Business Administration in international business from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Durham, North Carolina.

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