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Feature   December 1, 2010   by Auto Service World

Appointments (December 01, 2010)

Ray Osika, vice president-Brantford Operations, Gates Canada, has announced two key appointments in the marketing team. Randy Chupka has accepted the new position of director of marketing. Chupka will take on the additional responsibilities of managing the internal automotive staff in Brantford, Ont., as well as working closely with the regional sales managers to develop strategic plans. Chupka will continue to report directly to Osika. Osika has also announced that Marc Alary has accepted the position of marketing manager and will report directly to Randy Chupka. Alary holds a CMA distinction and comes to Gates with considerable experience in the automotive aftermarket industry, including an extensive and high level of experience at both Bestbuy and Carquest.

Delphi has announced that Sandy Kligman has been appointed regional sales manager, Ontario and Atlantic Canada, Canadian aftermarket, Delphi Product & Service Solutions (DPSS). Kligman will support Delphi’s Canadian expansion initiative to enhance its current market position and penetration. In this role, Kligman will be specifically responsible for growth in the Ontario and Atlantic Canada markets, and will report to Keith Gordon, managing director, Canadian aftermarket, DPSS. Kligman comes to Delphi with 13 years of experience in the aftermarket. He most recently worked for Tenneco, where he served as area sales manager for the Toronto, Ontario, market.

Techspan has announced the appointment of Ken A. Irwin to the position of national sales manager -Automotive Division. In this new position, Irwin will be responsible for business development and sales growth across Canada. Irwin has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wilfrid Laurier University and is well respected in the heavy-duty industry. His career experience includes 10 years at Grote Canada, where he rose in the sales ranks to director, heavy duty, OES and OEM Sales, and three years at Truck-Lite Canada as Canadian area director.

Federal-Mogul Corporation has announced that Bob Egan has been appointed vice-president, customer relations for the global aftermarket. Egan will report to Jay Burkhart in his new position. Also, Paul Johnson joins Federal-Mogul as vice- president, North America, global aftermarket. Johnson will report directly to Jay Burkhart, senior vice-president, global aftermarket. He assumes the position formerly held by Bob Egan, now vice-president, customer relations, global aftermarket. In addition, the following new functions have been added to the North American sales and marketing organization, reporting to Johnson: category insight and analysis; customer transaction services; and customer supply chain planning. Individual appointments to these roles have yet to be announced.

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