Frank Buscemi, manager of public affairs for ZF Group North American Operations, has been named to the board of directors of the Automotive Public Relations Council (APRC).
At ZF, Buscemi handles all automotive and heavy truck media relations activities within North America from the ZF Technical Center in Northville, Mich.
He joined ZF during Nov. 2002 from G-2 Communications, where he was a senior account executive. His public relations career began with John Bailey & Associates Public Relations in 1996, working with automotive suppliers, non-profits and high-tech companies. During 1999, he joined the Kmart Corp. to handle motorsports publicity for Kmart Racing on the NASCAR Winston Cup, CART and ARCA racing circuits, as well as brand publicity for the Route 66 clothing line. He also served as director of public relations for upstart MoneyApp.com, a Web-based financial software company. From 1993-96, he worked as a journalist for The Oakland Press & Reminder Newspapers and The Clarkston News.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Mich.
ZF Friedrichshafen AG is a leading worldwide supplier of driveline and chassis technology. Headquartered in Friedrichshafen, Germany, ZF is among the 15 largest automotive suppliers in the world. The company has a total workforce of 53,300 at 119 locations in 25 countries, and combined revenues for the group totaled more than $10 billion in 2002.
APRC is a professional organization for public relations practitioners in all segments of the automotive industry. APRC is part of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), which represents and serves manufacturers of motor vehicle components, tools and equipment, automotive chemicals and related products used in the production, repair and maintenance of all classes of motor vehicles.
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