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Centric Parts Names New Management Hires
(Industry, Calif. - April 29, 2015) Centric Parts, North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for import and domestic cars and trucks in all driving conditions, announced today the hiring of three new members of its management staff. The moves are being made to keep apace of Centric’s steady growth in both the scale and scope of its North American operations.
"We feel we've positioned ourselves very well to manage our current and future growth," said Centric President and CEO, Dan Lelchuk. "The addition of these key new team members adds even more strength to our management team. Alan, Sri and Moe bring with them considerable expertise in certain key areas, supporting Centric's push to stay ahead of the competition."
The new team members include:
Srinivas (Sri) Adusumilli - Vice President Information Technology
Sri arrives with more than 20 years of IT leadership. His experience includes stints at Hino Motors USA as Head of IT and most recently with Dana Corporation as Global IT leader. He has also published books and articles covering various aspects of IT Strategy. Sri holds a Masters in Computer Science, as well as certificates in various disciplines including Six Sigma. Sri assumes responsibility for the many IT projects in process now, as well as spearheading efforts related to QA, MRP and ERP solutions appropriate for the growing business.
Alan Leukhardt -- Engineering Manager
Alan brings with him more than 25 years of Engineering and Quality Management experience including all of the required phases of TS 16949 and APQP. His previous experience includes management of the engineering operations at Saleen among other things. Alan assumes immediate responsibility for managing current projects within the engineering department, as well as working on developing new opportunities and technologies, and expanding and strengthening Centric's capabilities in both brake and chassis.
Mohit (Moe) Uppal -- Vice President Global Supply Chain Management
Moe comes to Centric with more than 15 years of experience in new product launch management, encompassing global procurement, vendor/purchasing/inventory management, lean manufacturing strategies, production, P/L responsibility, IT leadership and more. Moe has an MBA, as well as an MS in Industrial Engineering. His experience includes engineering positions with American Axle & Manufacturing, and for the last eight years, various leadership positions with Dana. Moe assumes responsibility for corporate-wide procurement strategies, focusing on forecasting, processes, technology, analysis, supplier scorecards, optimizing working capital as it relates to inventory, acquisition integration and more.
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About Centric Parts ®
Centric Parts ® is North America's leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components for passenger vehicles, light and medium duty trucks, fleet vehicles, high performance vehicles and race cars under the Centric ®, C-TEK ®, Posi Quiet ®, Fleet Performance and StopTech ® labels. Through its StopTech and Qualis Automotive divisions, Centric also supplies components and systems to dozens of OEM and private label customers. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric leads the industry in brake and chassis technology innovation, having earned several patents and dozens of industry accolades along the way. The company has enjoyed solid annual growth since being founded in 2000, and now operates multiple nationwide facilities encompassing over one million square feet of office, warehouse and manufacturing space.