Auto Service World
News   September 1, 2009   by Auto Service World

Aftermarket Veteran Lou Merz Named President of Venchurs Global

Louis R. Merz has been named President of Venchurs Global. Venchurs Global was founded in 2003 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Venchurs Inc., a privately held logistics provider founded in 1973. Venchurs Global assists U.S. auto parts companies find and partner with cost-competitive manufacturers worldwide. Merz assumes the role immediately.

In this new capacity, Merz will direct all activities in helping small-to-medium size U.S. auto parts companies identify reliable and competitive manufacturers around the globe and negotiate contracts for the manufacture and supply of quality replacement parts for the North American aftermarket.

Merz is uniquely qualified for this new role. In his more than four decades in the North American automotive aftermarket Merz has held top-level management positions with such prestigious companies as Delphi, MascoTech, Moog, and BWD/Borg-Warner. In addition, he has been a consultant to many automotive manufacturing and distribution companies and organizations. And he has also held positions with the Capstone Financial Group and BBK International, directing financial and operating services for those companies’ automotive clients.