PHINIA Inc. Names New VP & GM, Aftermarket for EMEA

PHINIA Inc. Names New VP & GM, Aftermarket for EMEA

Juan Thomaz has been tasked with continuing to drive growth in the market for the Delphi, Delco Remy and Hartridge brands.

Phinia Inc. announced the appointment of Juan Thomaz to the role of vice president and general manager aftermarket in the EMEA region. Thomaz will be tasked with continuing to drive growth in the market for the Delphi, Delco Remy and Hartridge brands.

Thomaz takes on the new role at an exciting time for Phinia, which started trading as an independent entity on the New York Stock Exchange in July 2023, following a spin-off from BorgWarner. The business comprises market-leading fuel systems and aftermarket solutions designed to advance sustainability today, and power a carbon-free tomorrow, the company said.

Thomaz brings with him nearly 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and deep expertise in the aftermarket sector, Phinia said. Most recently he was commercial director for EMEA – a role he took on in 2022. He has held positions of increasing responsibility in a number of global markets including Europe, South America and Asia Pacific. Thomaz holds a mechanical engineering degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil, and a master’s degree in economics and corporate management from the IFP School, Rueil-Malmaison, France.

“Juan is a natural fit for this role, bringing a wealth of experience across the automotive industry and deep expertise in the aftermarket space,” said Neil Fryer, vice president and general manager for global aftermarket. “I look forward to working with him to continue growing our business and driving value for our customers.”

Thomaz added, “I am delighted to be taking on this new role so soon after the launch of Phinia as an independent business. We have a fantastic team, strong leadership and a clear vision for the future, and I am looking forward to working with Neil and the Phinia leadership team to deliver growth in the EMEA region.”

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