Industry Veteran Brett Lowie joins DENSO Products and Services Americas
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has named Brett Lowie as director of Americas Operations. In the new position, Lowie is responsible for overseeing all DENSO Parts Department shipping operations across North America.
Lowie comes to DENSO with more than 30 years of experience in high-volume parts distribution, warehousing and supply chain management. His areas of expertise include optimizing practices and facilities through innovation and training that increase efficiency, reduce product handling and lower costs.
“Brett’s wealth of supply chain knowledge and experience is already strengthening our organization, expanding our network and paving the way for us to take customer service to the next level,” said Kazu Yanagawa, vice president of DENSO’s Supply Chain Management Group. “With his keen understanding of the complex logistics involved in getting the right parts to the customer the first time, Brett is a tremendous addition to our management team.”
Lowie’s career in the automotive industry dates back to 1986 as a parts distribution center manager for Chrysler LLC. He also worked for Penske Logistics, where his responsibilities as general manager included overseeing 25 West Coast distribution centers and related transportation and installation services for a major home appliance account. Prior to joining DENSO in February, Lowie spent more than eight years at Mercedes-Benz USA as its department manager of parts distribution and related operations.
Lowie earned his MBA in international business and finance from Baker College in Flint, Mich., and his B.S. in economics and finance from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn. He is a member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council, a professional logistics organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain.
About DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc.
DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 500 people in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif. The company’s product line includes heavy-duty and automotive alternators, starters, oil, cabin and air filters, spark plugs, AC compressors, oxygen sensors, ignition wires, fuel pumps, fuel injectors and wiper blades. DENSO Products and Services Americas supplies parts for original equipment service dealers, independent aftermarket service centers and retailers. In addition, the company distributes heavy-duty diesel and electrical components, portable commercial air-conditioning units and industrial robots. For more information, go to www.densoautoparts.com.
About DENSO Corporation
DENSO Corp., headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics, information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 38 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 150,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016, totaled US$40.2 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 8.8 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com or visit our media website.
About DENSO in North America
In North America, DENSO employs more than 22,000 people at 30 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 25 are manufacturing facilities located in the United States, Canada and Mexico. In the United States alone, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaled US$9.9 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.
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