Automotive aftermarket veteran Ray Ingraham has been appointed by gasoline and diesel fuel injector specialist GB Remanufacturing as its central regional sales manager. During 44 years in the industry, Ingraham has held a number of management positions in both the distribution and vendor segments of the business. “We are pleased to have Ray join the GB family,” says Russ Barker, director of sales and marketing for GB. “Ray has a long history of working with his customers to grow their business. He has a common sense approach that will be beneficial as we continue to work with our distributors to grow the very successful GB gasoline and diesel fuel injection programme.” Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Ingraham currently sits on the manufacturer’s advisory council for the Automotive Warehouse Distributors Association.
Denso puts Peng in charge
Denso Products and Services Americas has created a new position to oversee its reman business. Yijun ‘Henry’ Peng, previously at Cummins, has been made general manager of operations in Murrieta and Long Beach, California. Peng will be responsible for all aspects of Denso’s existing reman business - as well what the company calls “its major expansion initiatives to meet growing market demand fortop quality reman products in North America”. The Murrieta plant deals with the reman of starters, alternators and diesel products and has recently added a new supply pump product line and expanded its fuel injector performance bench test capabilities. Peng was general manager of Cummins’ reman activities in China where he oversaw business development, operations and long-term strategy. Most recently, he was operations leader for advancing Cummins’ next generation of high efficiency reman operations in the Americas. Peng has15 years’ experience in the automotive and financial industries: prior to Cummins, he was a senior consultant at both PwC and Deloitte.
Steadman handles ATP finance
ATP Industries Group, the remanufacturer of transmission, powertrain and electronic products for OEM and aftermarket sectors, has promoted Steve Steadman to the post of group financial director. He joined the business in 1994and is now responsible for all aspects of financial management and reporting of all ATP Group companies. His remit covers the purchasing and inventory teams, as well as overseeing IT outsourcing. ATP managing director Tony Peck says: “His experience and knowledge of the business makes him a valuable asset to the organisation, as we are looking at strengthening our market position globally.” ATP specialises in the reman and testing of complex automatic, CVT and dual clutch transmissions for the automotive and off-highway sectors, with clients including Ford, JCB, Volvo, Chrysler and Jaguar Land Rover in both the UK and China. The group is based near Birmingham, UK, and also has companies in Michigan, US and Guangzhou, China.
New execs for UMC ReTech
US remanufacturer UMC ReTech has announced new executive appointments to its leadership team, which will report to UMC ReTech president Darryl L. Anderson. Ken Kraus becomes director of sales, leading the strategic planning of sales and service functions, including responsibility for the leadership and management of UMC ReTech’s internal and external sales teams, category managers and outside representative agencies. Chris Howd, director of product marketing, will lead the firm’s product development, supply chain management, marketing and cataloguing functions. Meanwhile Andrew Ross will be director of operations, overseeing the company’s continuous improvement processes, and Sid Fox takes the newly-created role of inventory manager. Anderson says the company is “leveraging its work force expertise and product knowledge”.