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Sensata appoints new GM for aftermarket
August 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Sensata Technologies has appointed Russ Stebbins as general manager of the company’s Global Aftermarket Business Unit. The appointment plays a critical role in supporting Sensata’s continual growth strategy and driving its leadership position in the automotive aftermarket. Stebbins joins Sensata

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David Goggins joins IHS Markit as VP automotive strategy, insights
August 27, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Data company IHS Markit  has hired senior industry executive David Goggins in the newly created role of vice president of automotive strategy and industry insights.  Goggins will lead the transformation of its automotive business to address the rapidly changing needs

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BBB Industries names new senior VP for traditional sales
August 21, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Remanufacturer BBB Industries, LLC has promoted Kim Nolan to senior vice president – traditional sales. In this role, she will be responsible for managing customer relationships, strategic sales growth, and product line expansion for all BBB’s US-based traditional accounts. “We are

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Fix Network Canada names new director of marketing, communications
August 19, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Somer Mullins has joined Fix Network Canada as the company’s new director of marketing & communications for Canada. She will work closely with the Fix Network leadership team to identify strategic marketing opportunities that promote the value of being part

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Mike Eldard to manage Akebono’s aftermarket sales
August 18, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Akebono Brake Corporation has named Mike Eldard its new national sales manager of the aftermarket. Eldard has held a number of roles at Akebono through the years, including Pacific Northwest District and Western Region Sales Manager as well as Account

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COO Jim Farley to take over as Ford CEO, president
August 13, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Jim Farley, currently chief operating officer of Ford Motor Company, will become the carmaker’s president and chief executive officer on Oct. 1. He takes over from Jim Hackett, who will be retiring after having led Ford Motor Company’s transformation since 2017

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People & Places: Corporate moves in July 2020
August 3, 2020 by Allan Janssen

We recap some of the personnel announcements we heard about this past month.

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Mevotech promotes Bill Holmes to direction of national accounts
July 23, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Bill Holmes has been named director of national accounts at Mevotech, the Canadian suspension, driveline and steering manufacturer. With over 22 years at Mevotech, Holmes has held various roles within the organization, handling customer service, sales support, product management, marketing,

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Remy Europe names new sales and marketing head
July 22, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Fabio Cidral has been appointed as head of sales and marketing for Remy Europe. The appointment was announced by Martin C. Klein, CEO of Remy/BPI Europe Group. “We welcome Fabio to Remy Europe/BPI Europe Group and congratulate him on his

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Mercedes-Benz Canada prepares for new president/CEO
July 16, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Dimitris Psillakis will take over as president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada in September. Psillakis will succeed Brian D. Fulton, who after 26 successful years with Mercedes-Benz announced that in February he will be departing the company to pursue other

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Sonnemaker resigns as GPC group president for N.A. automotive
July 15, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Genuine Parts Company has announced that Scott A. Sonnemaker has resigned from his position as group president, North American Automotive, to pursue other opportunities. Sonnemaker joined the Company in this newly created role in February 2019. Paul Donahue, chairman and

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Gary Hoover joins National Tire Distributors
July 10, 2020 by Allan Janssen

Gary Hoover has joined National Tire Distributors (NTD) as director of sales for British Columbia. His focus will be to oversee the territory managers and inside accounts managers across British Columbia, as well continue to build and maintain relationships in that