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Eaton names four to truck aftermarket management positions

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- Seeking to grow its aftermarket business in traditional and non-traditional ways, diversified i...

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — Seeking to grow its aftermarket business in traditional and non-traditional ways, diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton Corporation has filled four positions in its Truck Components Aftermarket business unit.

Those named to new positions are Jeffrey T. Barylak to the role of VORAD global marketing manager, David L. Plaster to Global Aftermarket marketing manager, Matthew A. Sturdy to Aftermarket NAFTA sales manager and Sergio Sanchez to Marketing and Business Development manager, Mobile Diagnostic Tools and Solutions.

Barylak joins Eaton to grow the Eaton VORAD safety systems business in the North American and the global trucking industry and beyond looking toward global sales, and markets other than commercial vehicles. He joins Eaton from Panasonic Automotive Systems of America, where he most recently served as a Marketing Strategist for New Business Development. Prior to his position at Panasonic, Barylak served as Director of Global Strategic and Consumer Insight at Visteon Corporation and as Business Manager of the Cellular Subscriber Sector for Motorola Inc.

Plaster will direct the global marketing activity and growth for Eaton’s Aftermarket businesses. He is a 10-year veteran of the trucking industry, and joins Eaton from Hendrickson International where he most recently served as Marketing Director. Plaster previously served as a Senior Executive for Michelin North America. Before joining Michelin, Plaster held several management positions at Volvo Truck North America, including vice president of Vocational Sales, vice president of the Northeast Region and Director of Marketing.

Sanchez will focus on Eaton’s new and growing Mobile Diagnostics MDTM Tools business, as well as other growth opportunities for aftermarket, focusing on unidentified or unfulfilled customer needs. He began his career at Eaton in 2000 as Corporate Development and Planning associate at Eaton’s Corporate Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. Sanchez then served as the Manager of Business Development and Planning for Eaton Truck Components before accepting his current position.

Sturdy will be responsible for all Truck Components aftermarket activity in North America, including Fuller clutch and transmission parts and Reman businesses, MD Tools and Roadranger aftermarket activities with Dana Corporation as part of the two companies’ marketing agreement. He has served in several positions of increasing responsibility within Eaton and Roadranger Sales and Marketing most recently as OEM sales manager.

All of the above positions will report to John Coll, general manager of Eaton Aftermarket and VORAD divisions.

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