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News   October 15, 2004   by Auto Service World

U.S. News: Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group Announces Organizational Changes


Dana Corporation’s Automotive Aftermarket Group (AAG) has announced several organizational changes. The changes affect both the under hood and under vehicle portions of the business.
There was no comment on how these changes might affect Canadian operations.
At the AAG’s Under Vehicle Group (Raybestos, Spicer, Aimco and McQuay-Norris), John R. Washbish has been appointed vice president and general manager, effective today. He also will continue to serve as president of customer relationship management (CRM) for the entire Dana Automotive Aftermarket Group, a post he has held since the fall of 2003. With his added duties, Washbish will have operational responsibility for all under vehicle group operations. In his ongoing CRM role, he will retain full responsibility for sales related activities for the Under Vehicle and Under Hood Groups.
Additionally the AAG announced that Al Alden, current CRM controller and former controller for Wix Global Filtration, also is moving to the under vehicle group to serve as its controller. Alden is a CPA with extensive experience in all facets of accounting and financial management.
Keith Wilson, currently vice president and general manager of Wix Global Filtration, has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president and general manager for the under hood group, effective today. In his new role, Wilson will have full operations responsibilities for Beck/Arnley, the AAG’s specialty division serving the foreign nameplate market, and for Quinton Hazell , the Group’s European operations.
Tim Ciurlik, currently controller for Wix Filtration, has been appointed as the interim controller for the entire Under Hood Group. Ciurlik was a CPA with Deloitte & Touche before joining Dana.
Jerry McCabe, currently vice president of marketing for the under hood group, has been promoted to the position of vice president, communications and marketing services for the AAG, effective today. In this new role, reporting directly to McCormack, he will be responsible for external and internal communications, corporate marketing, market research, and commerce related data including product, pricing and catalog. Lead product management and marketing people at each operating unit will report to him, along with a lean corporate staff.