BedSlide, a brand of Tākit, has hired Krissy MacLauchlan as key account manager. The company reported that she will work with larger accounts to spearhead its initiatives and projects, while continuing to focus on new product lines. “I know what it’s like to own your own company,” MacLauchlan explained. “There are often many hats to wear when servicing clients. I am very much looking forward to being on the team here. It’s a team effort with the goal of exceptional customer care that makes a company stand out, or not. At Tākit, our loyal customers are our focus.”
Dr. Hans-Joachim Schöpf and Barry Huff were named to the board of directors at Fisker Automotive. Dr. Schöpf has an automotive career spanning 38 years. He held critical positions at Mercedes-Benz, including executive vice president and member of the board of Mercedes Car Group with links to Chrysler, Mitsubishi and McLaren. Huff has four decades of international financial experience, which includes serving as Deloitte LLP’s vice chairman from 1995–2008.
The following are the new employees on the sales team at Grant Products International: Wes Fisher brings more than a decade of automotive aftermarket management experience. Strong relationships with the company's W/Ds, retailers and sales reps alike offer an excellent communication platform for Grant Products to build upon. Wesley Wood brings more than 15 years of combined experiences to include: automotive service, product engineering, and product development, quality and sales to compliment the Grant Products’ sales team. Wood’s professional profile includes working at an OEM, tier 1 suppliers and a marketing firm. Richard Nedeljkovic brings years of automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty experience to the Grant Sales team.
Midway Industries Inc., the parent company of Centerforce Clutches, promoted Bryan C. Wilson to general manager. With more than 15 years of experience managing the Midway/Centerforce marketing and IT departments, the company feels that Wilson is well qualified and prepared to take over the helm as general manager. “In this position, I hope to bring a fresh approach to product development, team building and process improvements,” said Wilson. “My main objective will be to help Centerforce be even more effective in bringing exciting, high-quality clutch products to the automotive aftermarket.”