VIPAR Heavy Duty Completes Succession Plan; Chris Baer Named CEO
Baer (pictured) succeeds Steve Crowley, who retained his role as CEO during a transition period. After serving more than 16 years as the organization’s president and CEO, Crowley has now officially retired.
Tom Skov Of Genuine Parts Co. – NAPA Appointed To CAWA’s Board Of Directors
Skov is the divisional vice president for the Western Division of NAPA Auto Parts.
Auto Care Association Announces Key Staff Changes
Rich White, senior vice president, will retire effective June 30, after serving in a variety of positions over the past 18 years. Behzad Rassuli has been promoted to senior vice president, strategic development. A new community engagement department also will be headed by Larry Northup as senior director.
DEI Announces New 12 Volt Sales Manager To Lead Sales For Boom Mat
Chuck Kenney is responsible for overseeing sales, distribution and profits for Boom Mat, DEI’s acoustic brand.
Tower International Announces Tony Brown Will Succeed Nick Chabraja As Chairman
Chabraja, 74, has served as chairman since Tower’s Initial Public Offering in 2010. He joined the board after an illustrious career at General Dynamics, where he was chairman from 1997 to 2010 and CEO from 1997 to 2009.
Cooper Standard Appoints New Vice President, Financial Planning And Analysis
Linda Conrad joined Cooper Standard in 2014 as director, FP&A in the corporate accounting group and was promoted to the corporate financial staff. Since joining the company, Conrad has transformed the FP&A group from a reporting and consolidation function to a strategically focused analytical organization.
MACS Board Of Directors Elects Officers For 2017
The MACS board of directors has 13 members: four members representing service and repair, four members representing distribution and four members representing manufacturing and the past chairman.
CRP Automotive Names Marie Yeager As Product Manager For Pentosin And Ajusa
In this role, Yeager will be responsible for managing product line life cycles from strategic planning to tactical activities, developing product sales and providing technical support as a subject matter expert.
David Paja Named Senior Vice President And President Of Delphi Electronics and Safety
Paja is a seasoned executive with significant industrial connectivity and automotive experience. He was most recently president of Honeywell Security & Fire, a nearly $5 billion global leader in electronic detection and prevention technologies for residential, commercial and industrial applications.
Federal-Mogul Board Of Directors Appoints Bradley Norton As Co-CEO, CEO Of Federal-Mogul Motorparts
Norton succeeds Daniel Ninivaggi, who had served as co-CEO and CEO of Federal-Mogul Motorparts since 2014. Ninivaggi will return to Icahn Enterprises L.P., Federal-Mogul’s parent company, where he will serve as managing director of IEP’s automotive segment.
Brian Allibon Joins DMS’ Management Staff
Prior to joining DMS Systems, Allibon served as president of two automotive software companies in the U.S., Fuse5 Automotive Software and MAM Software.
Fix Auto World Appoints Carl Brabander To Vice President Of Marketing
Brabander will lead global marketing strategies and initiatives to drive Fix Auto World’s international operations.