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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MEMA said the milestone “underscores the association’s enduring legacy and its pivotal role in advancing the future of mobility and the interests of vehicle suppliers.”

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Veoneer’s Restraint Control Systems Business Acquired

American Industrial Partners Capital Fund VII completed the acquisition of Veoneer’s Restraint Control Systems business from SSW Partners LP.

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The new OE 0W-40 is primarily for newer RAM HD trucks equipped with the 6.4-liter Hemi engine.

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Schrader Launches 6 OE Replacement TPMS Sensors

Application coverage for the new release includes Toyota, Lexus, Hyundai, Kia, Mazda, Chrysler, Dodge, Land Rover, Lotus, Ford and Lincoln.

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Registration for ACC Annual Meeting Open

Early bird registration is open for the Automotive Communications Council’s 2024 meeting from May 21-23 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Titan International, Inc. Acquires Carlstar Group LLC

The acquisition is expected to enhance Titan’s customer relationships and diversify its product portfolio.

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Registration Open for INFUSION Executive Development Series

The second session of the course will take place from June 2-6 in Hamburg, Germany.

Vast-Auto Awards Top Stores, Suppliers at Annual Convention

During the event, the Vast-Auto team recognized its distribution customers and unveiled its new brand image and programs.