Piston Group Selects Mamadou Diallo as CEO

Piston Group Selects Mamadou Diallo as CEO

Diallo joins the company after 23 years with Honda.

Mamadou Diallo, formerly the senior vice president of auto sales of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., has been named chief executive officer for the Piston Group.

The company said Diallo will be involved in managing the group’s overall operational performance, financial management, planning and reporting, as well as financial controls and performance for the Piston Group companies:  Piston Automotive, Piston Interiors, A Lava and Detroit Thermal Systems.

“Mamadou is a proven market leader with deep knowledge of the automotive industry and OEM internal processes and procedures,” said Piston Group Founder and Chairman Vinnie Johnson. “His 23 years of experience at American Honda Motor Co., where he held the top commercial role for the company within the United States, and oversaw sales, logistics, strategy and product communications will prove to be a significant addition as I continue to grow my team and our overall approach to strategy and customer satisfaction.”

Diallo joined Honda in 2001 through the company’s national trainee program. He held a number of leadership roles at Honda, while serving on the board of directors for the Alliance for Automotive Innovation.

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