Joe Pomaranski will serve as the 2017 chair of the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association’s board of governors, the organization announced Jan. 23. Marc Blackman will serve as the 2017 vice chair.
Pomaranski is vice president and general manager of the North American aftermarket at Tenneco. Blackman is president and chief executive officer at Gold Eagle Products
Three new members are joining the board as well: Kathy Jorge, vice president and general manager at Delphi North America; Jack Ramsey, senior vice president, North America aftermarket at Gates Corp.; and Eric Sills, president and chief executive officer at Standard Motor Products Inc.
AASA president and chief operating officer Bill Long applauded the announcement.
“We are very fortunate to have the high caliber of leadership and experience that Joe, Marc, Kathy, Jack and Eric will bring to the AASA board as we continue to build on AASA’s mission to advance the business interest of our automotive aftermarket supplier members and the industry as a whole,” he said.
Outgoing chair David Barbeau is leaving the board, as is board member Keith Wilson. Barbeau is the managing director of the global aftermarket at TI Automotive while Wilson is president at CEO at MANN + HUMMEL Filtration Technology.
Continuing to serve on the board are:
Mike Carr, vice president and president, North America, Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI)
Tim Corcoran, managing director, Region North America, ZF TRW Automotive
Rick Jamieson, president and CEO, ABS Friction
Rafaat Kureshi, vice president international business and supplier development, Spectrum Brands, Global Auto Care
Daniel Langdon, president, East Penn Manufacturing Co. / DEKA
Enrico Manuele, regional president Automotive Aftermarket N.A., Robert Bosch LLC
Trevor Meyers, president and CEO, Gear Technologies
Jens Schueler, president, Schaeffler Group USA Inc.
Steve Handshuh, president and chief executive officer of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association, of which the AASA is the light vehicle aftermarket division, and Long also serve on the board.