LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., a division of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., is pleased to announce organization changes in its management team. These recent changes support the ongoing expansion and growth of DENSO’s aftermarket business.
David Shushereba has been promoted to director of the Product Development, Engineering, Quality and Service Group. Shushereba has been with DENSO more than five years and previously served as senior manager of Service, Quality and Engineering. In this newly created position, Shushereba is responsible for improving alignment of DENSO’s core product development, engineering, quality and customer service operations.
Steve Corey has been promoted to senior manager of the National Accounts Department. Corey has been with DENSO more than 25 years and previously served as manager of National Accounts – Commercial Group. This newly created position builds on DENSO’s commitment to better serve nationwide automotive aftermarket retailers, such as Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, CARQUEST Auto Parts, NAPA Auto Parts, O’Reilly Auto Parts and WORLDPAC, which represent a growing segment of DENSO’s customers.
Ramona Petersen has been promoted to senior manager of the Human Resources Department. Petersen has been with DENSO five years and previously served as Human Resources Department manager. In this newly created position, Petersen will oversee human resources for DENSO’s operations in Long Beach and Murrieta, Calif., as well as help manage services for DENSO employees throughout North America.
David Williams has been promoted to senior manager of the Strategic Planning and Marketing Departments. Williams has been with DENSO two years and previously served as Strategic Planning Department manager. In his new role, Williams will be responsible for coordinating corporate Strategic Planning and Marketing strategies to build upon DENSO’s success in promoting its automotive aftermarket and commercial products.
Matt Eaton has been promoted to manager of the Product Management Department, Maintenance Products. Eaton has been with DENSO for 10 years and previously served as supervisor of Powertrain Products. In this newly created position, Eaton will be responsible for product development of spark plugs, oil and air filters as well as wiper blades and ignition wires.
Jose Ramirez has been promoted to manager of the Aftermarket Sales Department. Ramirez has been with DENSO for 10 years and previously served as Western Zone regional manager. In his new position, Ramirez is responsible for all aftermarket buying group and warehouse distributor sales activity in North America.
Shushereba, Corey, Petersen, Williams, Eaton and Ramirez are based in Long Beach where DENSO Products and Services Americas is headquartered.
About DENSO Products and Services Americas:
DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc. is an automotive components sales, remanufacturing and distribution company that employs 470 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 and 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.
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 140,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015, totaled US$35.9 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.2 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 at www.densomediacenter.com.
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$8.0 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. For more information, go to www.densocorp-na.com.
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