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People On The Move: Week Of June 15

A look back at personnel changes of the past week.

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IXS Coatings Appoints Barry McConway As President

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IXS Coatings, global leader in high-performance, proprietary protective coatings for automotive, manufacturing and industrial operations, has announced Barry McConway as its new president. 

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Ritchie Engineering Co. Hires Director Of Engineering

Ritchie Engineering Co. Inc., a provider of service tools for HVAC/R and automotive professionals and manufacturer of YELLOW JACKET products, announces the hiring of Greg Guse as director of engineering.

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Kyle Fickler Joins Driven Racing Oil

Driven Racing Oil has welcomed Kyle Fickler as its new director of sales and new business development. Fickler will oversee sales, new business development, customer relations and training. 

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Dayco Adds Sales & Marketing Leadership

Dayco recently appointed Thomas J. (TJ) Fontana as director of sales, North America and Shannon Lara as director of marketing for Dayco’s North American aftermarket. In addition, Tyler Samagalski was promoted to director of industrial, fluid power and performance markets, North America. 

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CDK Global To Create Chief Operating Officer Role

Joe Tautges, executive vice president (EVP) and chief financial officer (CFO), will assume the COO position effective upon appointing a successor to the CFO role.

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REV Group Names Mark Skonieczny CFO; Dean Nolden Departs

REV Group Inc., a leading manufacturer of specialty vehicles announced today that Dean Nolden is stepping down as CFO. Replacing Nolden, the company appointed Mark Skonieczny as CFO, effective June 13. 

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Jim Hastie Joins Parts Authority

Jim Hastie began his aftermarket career at Perfect Cooling Industry. Since then, he has held multiple leadership roles in the cooling and collision category. In 2009, he became the CEO/president of American Condenser & Coil LLC. Most recently, he served as the vice president of product development for U.S. Auto Parts, where he led the product manager team to create an industry leading online product offering.

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Darron Shubin Joins AWE Team

AWE, the precision engineering firm outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, announced that Darron Shubin, former VP at MagnaFlow, has joined the growing company’s executive team as the director of sales. Shubin will be leading the company’s sales and customer support teams and overseeing AWE’s sales strategy. 

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Richard Clemmer Joins Aptiv Board Of Directors

Aptiv PLC, a global technology company enabling the future of mobility, announced that Richard “Rick” Clemmer has been named to its board of directors, effective as of July 1.

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Lubrication Specialties Names VP Of Global Sales

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives and oils and custom lubricant solutions provider for industrial clients, announced Todd Cawleyas the company’s first vice president of global sales. The position was filled in June of this year in response to the unprecedented growth LSI has encountered in multiple markets in the U.S. and the potential to capture market share of the lubricant and additive market abroad.  

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Original One Parts Adds New Board Member

Original One Parts has announced that industry veteran Steven Greenspan recently joined its board of directors. Greenspan is the chief operating officer of asTech, a technology enabled services company, which he joined in January 2020.

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Peterson Bolsters Its Sales Team With 2 Seasoned Pros

Peterson Manufacturing has announced two new and highly experienced additions to its sales department: David Black and Joseph Shaw. Both have extensive backgrounds in the Commercial Vehicle segment––especially heavy-duty trucks, trailers and fleets.

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Lear Appoints Bradley Halverson To Board Of Directors

Lear Corp., a global automotive technology leader in seating and e-systems, has announced that Bradley Halverson has been appointed to the company’s board of directors.  

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NASCAR Appoints New VP Of Diversity And Inclusion

NASCAR has appointed industry veteran Brandon Thompson to the newly created position of vice president, diversity and inclusion. In this role, Thompson will lead the sanctioning body’s strategy for diversity and inclusion, as well as programs and initiatives designed to champion and enhance diversity across the NASCAR industry.

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Industry Veteran Chuck Pariano Announces Retirement

Charles “Chuck” Pariano, senior manager sales and marketing for AISIN North America Aftermarket Division, has announced his retirement, effective June 18. Since 2006, Pariano has been responsible for AISIN’s aftermarket sales and marketing strategy, developing and implementing programs for various sales and distribution channels in North America, selling various OE product categories into the aftermarket in both the U.S. and Canada. 

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