Permatex Names Dan Clarke Director Of Marketing

Permatex Names Dan Clarke Director Of Marketing

Clarke will be responsible for driving the development and execution of marketing activities for the engine repair business.

Permatex has appointed Dan Clarke to the position of director of marketing for the Engine Repair Division. In his role, Clarke will be responsible for driving the development and execution of all marketing activities for the engine repair business, to meet strategic objectives and deliver financial goals. The announcement was made by Lee Burtelson, VP/GM engine repair.

With Permatex since 2015, Clarke recently served as the company’s sales director for the U.S. traditional channel. Promoted to director of traditional sales in 2018, Clarke successfully drove the company’s efforts to increase new product sales in the traditional automotive channel and implemented a preferred distribution program that better focused on Permatex’s customers in the traditional automotive aftermarket and helped simplify business activities in the channel.

Clarke began his career at Permatex as sr. product manager where he oversaw significant growth in revenue, market share and margin in his product categories. Prior to Permatex, Clarke was a business unit manager at Coburn Technologies Inc., a South Windsor, Connecticut, based manufacturer of computer-integrated ophthalmic lens processing systems and spent 11 years with HID Global Corporation in various management and sales positions.

“Dan has done an exceptional job in helping us to expand our engine repair business and strengthening our position in the traditional aftermarket. We are delighted to now have him as the leader of our marketing team and look forward to his contributions to the growth of the AAM engine repair business,” noted Burtelson. “Dan knows Permatex very well from both the sales and product management perspectives and is in an excellent position to help us meet our goals and objectives.”

Clarke holds a BS in Business Management from Albertus Magnus and an MBA from The University of Hartford Barney School of Business. He will be based out of the Solon, Ohio, headquarters.

You May Also Like

Brake Manufacturers Council Appoints New Chair

Brendan Morris, currently the vice president of sales at GRI Engineering, will succeed John Bennett, managing director at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Detroit, Inc.

Brake Manufacturers Council Appoints New Chair

MEMA Aftermarket Suppliers announced the appointment of Brendan Morris as the new Chair of the Brake Manufacturers Council. Morris, currently the vice president of sales at GRI Engineering, a MAT Holdings company, will succeed John Bennett, managing director at Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Detroit, Inc.

Morris's appointment is effective immediately, and he will preside over his first BMC meeting this coming November during AAPEX.

Clarios Announces Additions, Promotions Within its Aftermarket Team 

Iain McDaniels is promoted to vice president, aftermarket and market development, for U.S. and Canada.

ACC-Board-Now-Accepting-Nominations
SKF Group Announces Leadership Transition

Philipp Herlein, head of the global vehicle aftermarket division, has been appointed managing director of the global SKF lubrication & MPT division, effective October 1.

SKF Group Announces Leadership Transition
Andrew Grose Named Vice President of Grote Networks

With a background in engineering and strategy, Grose will lead the newly formed Grote Networks Business Division.

Andrew Grose Named Vice President of Grote Networks
Coolidge Appointed to Amotiv Board

David Coolidge BA, MBA, MSA was named a non-executive director of the Company, effective June 25.

David Coolidge
Other Posts
Cruickshank Elected CAWA’s Secretary to the Board of Directors

At the CAWA June Leadership & Educational Forum, Brian Cruickshank of Schwartz Advisors was elected the 2025 Secretary to the Board of Directors.

Northwood University Taps Inaugural Professor of Automotive Strategy 

David Ovethal is Northwood’s first-ever Subaru of New England Professor of Automotive Strategy.

Tint World Strengthens Executive Team

Experienced industry executives J.R. Stocks and Kurt Hurley have joined the company.

Tint-World-Executives
Robert Roos Joins NEXUS International Executive Committee

Roos is the president & CEO of The Pronto Network – APSG and president of NEXUS North America.

Robert-Roos-Pronto-joins-NEXUS-Exec-Committee