People On The Move: Week Of Sept. 27

People On The Move: Week Of Sept. 27

A look back at personnel changes of the past week.

Continental Names New CEO Of Automotive Technologies NA

Effective Jan. 1, 2022 Robert (Bob) Lee will succeed Samir Salman, CEO of Continental North America.

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Babcox Names New Senior Director Of Client Activation

Sam Zelasko joins Babcox after a 15-year career with the Cleveland Indians, managing corporate partnerships.

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Industry Veteran Rejoins Innova In Product Development Role

Keith Andreasen rejoins the company with a career that spans more than four decades in the automotive industry.

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CAWA Adds To Manufacturers’ Advisory Council

Sean Ruitenberg brings more than 10 years in the aftermarket industry to the council.

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ATRO Adds Two Area Sales Managers

Alejandro Ayala Rodriquez and Tysen Janka both bring many years of experience in the industry to the company.

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Workhorse Group Announces Executive Leadership Appointments

Greg Ackerson, Jim Harrington, Josh Anderson, Jim Peters, Dave Bjerke and Rob Willison were among the leaders appointed.

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Christian Brothers Automotive Corporation Announces New CEO

Donnie Carr named successor to founder Mark Carr as longtime leader retires.

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Wade Kawasaki Announces Departure From Legendary Companies

Having spent more than a decade elevating Coker Tire to an industry powerhouse, Kawasaki has chosen to step down as CEO.

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ASE Partners with Michael Lewis for IMSA Racing Series

Throughout the 2023 season, the ASE logo will be displayed prominently on Lewis’s race gear.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) announced it will sponsor International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) driver Michael Lewis for the 2023 season. Lewis, and his teammate Taylor Hagler, are the two-time defending IMSA champions.

Throughout the 2023 season, the ASE logo will be displayed prominently on Lewis’s race gear. In addition, Lewis will represent ASE at select functions, events and interviews in conjunction with his race schedule.

Harbor Truck Parts Joins HDA Truck Pride

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AutoPartSource Wins O’Reilly 2022 Sales and Service Award

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DRiV Expands New Product Coverage Across Brand Portfolio 

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Tenneco Adds H2 to Alt. Fuels Engine-Testing Capabilities

Extensive testing capabilities established in Germany and Michigan for internal combustion engines powered by hydrogen.

Driven Brands Opens 10th Take 5 Co-Development

Bringing Take 5 Oil Change and Take 5 Car Wash together in one location simplifies the car care experience for customers.

Gentex to Open Production Facility in Grand Rapids

Gentex says it continues to implement meaningful solutions to the ongoing labor shortage.

Stoneridge Names New President and CEO

Jim Zizelman (right) named president and CEO; Rajaey Kased promoted to president, Control Devices division.