David H. Williams Named Director of OE Sales, Marketing and Strategic Planning for DENSO Products and Services Americas
LONG BEACH, Calif. – DENSO Products and Services Americas, Inc., an affiliate of leading global automotive supplier DENSO Corp., has promoted David H. Williams to director of Original Equipment Sales (OES), Marketing and Strategic Planning. In the newly created position, Williams oversees all aspects of DENSO’s original equipment service sales, product development and original equipment service parts while continuing to manage the company’s Marketing and Strategic Planning departments.
“David Williams is a dynamic executive who has been instrumental in driving the sales growth of DENSO’s automotive aftermarket and commercial products,” said Joseph Mejaly, senior vice president of Operations, Sales, Strategic Planning and Marketing for DENSO Products and Services Americas. “His keen sense of the market and thorough knowledge of our products and the automotive industry have strengthened our company, and we look forward to his leadership in promoting our original equipment service product lines.”
Williams has played a key role in DENSO’s alignment of its global and North American aftermarket growth plans since he joined DENSO in 2013 as manager of the Strategic Planning Department. He was hired shortly after DENSO Corp. completed the reorganization that led to the formation of DENSO Products and Services Americas.
Williams was brought in to oversee the department’s daily operations, including development, evaluation and furtherance of the company sales, product strategies and key performance indicators. His responsibilities included collaborating with other DENSO entities to gain consensus on direction for achieving long-range goals.
In 2015, Williams was promoted to senior manager of Marketing and Strategic Planning, with oversight of the Marketing Department for the company’s independent aftermarket and non-automotive groups added to his duties. His recent promotion to director took effect Oct. 24.
Williams came to DENSO with 15 years of management experience in the automotive industry. Previously, he served as global business unit manager at Barksdale Controls, Inc., a subsidiary of Crane Co. Prior to working at Crane, Williams served as the truck product marketing manager at Toyota Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc.
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 at http://www.globaldenso.com/en/newsreleases/media-center/.
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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