Robert Egan, Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ senior vice president of sales and strategy for North America, is retiring at the end of this year.
Egan, who joined Federal-Mogul in 1979, has held a series of increasingly responsible executive positions during a period in which the company has become one of the largest and most respected suppliers to the global automotive aftermarket. His retirement will take effect December 31, 2015.
“Bob has played an instrumental role in the growth and transformation of our company over the past 36 years,” said Federal-Mogul Motorparts CEO Dan Ninivaggi. “His extensive knowledge of the aftermarket industry and commitment to customer success helped Federal-Mogul Motorparts forge strategic relationships with our channel partners, while providing exceptional value to the repair professionals and consumers who choose our products. I am grateful for Bob’s many contributions and proud to have worked alongside him.”
After 12 years in sales management with Chrysler Corporation, Egan became regional sales manager with Federal-Mogul. More recently, he was appointed vice president, customer relations, Global Aftermarket, in 2010, and senior vice president, sales and strategy, North America, in 2014.
Egan is past chairman of the board of the Auto Care Association, a key industry association with more than 3,000 members across all channels, as well as a member of the board of trustees of the Aftermarket Foundation. He also has served as chairman of the Automotive Sales Council and Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association and Business Forum. In 2008 Egan was recognized as “Leader of the Year” by the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association.
“I know that the AWDA award is especially meaningful to Bob, as it acknowledges his dedication to the needs of the business partners who help take our products to market each day,” Ninivaggi said. “He is the consummate professional and a true gentleman who has earned the trust and respect of hundreds of professionals spanning every level of the aftermarket. We thank Bob for his service and wish him and his wife, Sue, all the best in their retirement years.”
A native of New York City, Egan received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Xavier University of Cincinnati (Ohio) in 1968, and a master’s of business administration from the University of Detroit in 1973. He served for two-and-a-half years in the U.S. Army as a 1st Lieutenant and Battery Commander of a Hawk missile unit based in Florida. He and his wife, Sue, were married in 1969 and have three children and nine grandchildren.