Dana Corp exec succumbs to injuries

TOLEDO, Ohio — Neil Valentine, 57, director of material planning at Dana Corp.’s Commercial Vehicle Systems group in Kalamazoo, Mich., passed away last week as the result of injuries incurred from an accident in late July.

Valentine was with the commercial vehicle divisions of Eaton and Dana for 33 years, holding various management positions in sales and operations. As director of global sales, he spearheaded Dana’s commercial vehicle efforts in China over the past three to four years, in particular the Dana-Dongfeng joint venture.

He is survived by his wife, Christine Valentine, of South Haven, Mich., and two children – Nicholas Valentine of Boston, and Laura Valentine of Madison, Wis.

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