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News   January 10, 2018   by Adam Malik

Four new MEMA directors to help lead through change

From technological change to free trade question marks to tax reform, there will be no shortage of issues facing four new board of director members at the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association.

Françoise Colpron, group president at Valeo North America Inc.; Tim Musgrave, president and CEO at Pressure Systems International; David Overbeeke, Brake Parts Inc.’s president and CEO; and Jens Schueler, President, Automotive Aftermarket Americas at Schaeffler Group USA will serve two- or three-year terms, effective November 2017, the association recently announced.

Calling today a “critical time,” the MEMA pointed to a number of issues and challenges facing the aftermarket industry.

“Never before has the mobility industry had to embrace so many advances in vehicle technology so quickly and on a global scale,” said Steve Handschuh, MEMA’s president and CEO. “Combine that with the possibility of dramatic changes to NAFTA and tax reform, and it becomes obvious why it is critical we have experienced, talented, and insightful executives at the helm of our trade association.

“It has never been so important that our collective voice be clear and strong on the issues that affect us, and the 2018 MEMA Board of Directors is well-positioned to help lead our industry.”

The board also elected its officers for the upcoming year:

  • Chairman: Dan Sceli, president and CEO, Peterson Spring Corp.
  • Vice chairman: Samir Salman, CEO NAFTA Region, Continental Automotive Systems Inc.
  • Vice chairman: Tom Ward, senior vice president at Snap-on Inc. and president, Repair Systems & Information Group at Snap-on
  • Treasurer: Joseph McAleese, Chairman, Bendix CVS LLC

Director: Mike Mansuetti, President at Robert Bosch North America

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