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TI Automotive Adds Three to Management Ranks

TI Automotive has appointed three executives to key management positions. Rick Hein has become global commercial and IT director for TI Automotive's fluid carry systems group, a newly created position, in Warren, Mich. Previously, he was responsible for the division's quality and IT strategy. Rick will continue to report directly to Rich Kolpasky, president of global fluid carrying systems.

WARREN, MI — TI Automotive has appointed three executives to key management positions.

Rick Hein has become global commercial and IT director for TI Automotive’s fluid carry systems group, a newly created position, in Warren, Mich. Previously, he was responsible for the division’s quality and IT strategy. Rick will continue to report directly to Rich Kolpasky, president of global fluid carrying systems.

Hein will be responsible for acquisition of new business, customer strategies and market research. He joined TI Automotive in 1997 after 10 years with Borg Warner Automotive, where he held various positions with its automatic transmission systems division.

Janice Stipp, formerly with Oxford Automotive, was appointed North American finance director for TI Automotive’s Global Fuel Systems Group, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich.

Stipp previously was vice president of finance at Oxford Automotive. She will report to Simon Thomas, the Fuel System division’s global finance director. She has more than 20 years of experience in finance and accounting in the automotive industry and is a certified public accountant.

Claus Wich has been named TI Automotive vice president for global purchasing for the fluid carrying systems group. He will also be based in Warren and will report to Kolpasky. Wich comes to TI Automotive after 22 years at Robert Bosch Corp., most recently as North American director of corporate purchasing and logistics. Wich began his career at Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany as a manufacturing engineer. In his new role, he will bring together the international collective purchasing strength of TI Automotive’s Global Fluid Carrying Systems.

For more information about TI Automotive, go to: www.tiautomotive.com.

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