Pylon Appoints New President

Pylon Appoints New President

As President, Fretwell will lead the strategy and execution of Pylon's business development and growth.

Pylon Manufacturing, an industry leader in mobility solutions in the automotive aftermarket, has announced the appointment of Michael Fretwell to president. Fretwell assumed the role on March 1.  

“Mike brings a track record of industry accomplishment and deep expertise to his new role as president,” said Gary Cohen, CEO of Qualitor Inc., Pylon’s parent company. “He will be an invaluable asset in driving our mission to be the preferred branded global market leader of vehicle visibility solutions.” 

Fretwell brings more than two decades of experience in sales, marketing and product development. He previously served as chief marketing officer at Pylon, where he drove the expansion of retailers and led the company’s launch of several new products and initiatives, including the first-ever BFGoodrich Off Road Wiper Blades and real-time fitment solution. 

As President, Fretwell will lead the strategy and execution of Pylon’s business development and growth while building upon the company’s tradition of more than 50 years of consistent quality. 

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead our Pylon team as we continue our focus of bringing technologically advanced products from concept to retail shelves,” Fretwell said.  

Before his time at Pylon, Fretwell assumed roles of varying responsibilities at Nabisco and Newell Brands/Jarden Consumer Solutions. 

He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in political science and is a U.S. Army veteran.   

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