Troy, Mich. — Delphi has announced that effective April 19, 2010, Jim Ryan will become its NAPA sales director in North America.
Ryan’s focus will be on managing the NAPA account and accelerating growth in the marketplace. Specifically, he will be responsible for leading all Delphi day-to-day sales activities with NAPA, including sales pull through in the field and new product placement. Ryan will report directly to Malcolm Sissmore and work out of the Delphi World Headquarters building in Troy, Mich.
Ryan comes to Delphi with 28 years of aftermarket experience. He most recently worked for Multi Parts Supply, a company that develops, sources and supplies product for the automotive aftermarket, where he had been vice president of sales, North America since 2008. He also worked for Visteon as director of aftermarket sales.
Ryan spent the first 21 years of his career in the aftermarket, with Dana Corporation, where he progressed though the ranks to become a senior sales leader. During this time, he worked extensively with the NAPA organization. Jim holds a Bachelors Degree from Franklin University.
“We are very happy to have Jim join the Delphi team,” said Malcolm Sissmore, vice president, sales, North America, Delphi Product & Service Solutions. “He has a long and rich experience in the aftermarket which will allow him to effectively service and support revenue growth with a very important customer like NAPA.”