George Dettloff has been promoted to president and CEO of SKF USA Inc.
In his new assignment, he reports directly to Tom Johnstone, president and CEO of AB SKF and is part of the SKF Group Management team. He also maintains his current position as president, SKF Automotive Division North America, a position he assumed in January 2004.
Dettloff brings 30 years of operational experience to this position where he will coordinate a variety of activities for the SKF Group’s US-based operations, including its automotive, electrical, industrial, service, and aerospace businesses. Responsibilities include oversight of human resources, administration, legal, IT systems, finance and SKF’s shared service centre.
Dettloff replaces Sten Malmstrom, who is retiring from SKF after 32 years of service in various senior management positions.
Dettloff joined SKF in June 2000 as president of its seals business. Prior to that, he held senior management positions with several automotive related companies, including Eaton Corp., Textron Corp. and Rockwell International. He began his career at General Motors Corp. after graduating from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University).
He is a registered professional engineer in Michigan and is a long-standing member of the Society of Automotive Engineers. He also earned a masters in business administration from the University of Detroit.
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