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Movers & Shakers: Lucas Oil Adds to Executive Team, Hoonigan Appoints New President

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Lucas Oil Announces Additions to Executive Team

Joel Feldman and Brandon Greene

Joel Feldman and Brandon Greene

Lucas Oil Products has announced two appointments to its executive and leadership teams, hiring Joel Feldman as vice president of product development and promoting Brandon Greene to vice president of customer solutions.

Feldman will lead the creation and development of new products, overseeing all phases from conception to manufacturing. His responsibilities include defining long-range strategies, enhancing product development processes and maintaining up-to-date industry knowledge to guide product engineering and manufacturing decisions.

Greene will lead efforts to improve order processing and fulfillment, implementing new technology to enhance customer interactions and expedite shipping. He will also use customer feedback to help drive new product development and expand product diversity.

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Wharton Automotive Group Launches FTI Performance Parts

Wharton Automotive Group, the parent company of McLeod Racing, FTI Converters and Silver Sport Transmissions, has launched a new brand, FTI Performance Parts.

FTI Performance Parts LogoThe new company, based near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, will offer performance torque converter and automatic transmission parts. Greg Samuel, founder of FTI Converters, and Ken Kelly Jr. will manage operations.

Available components will include complete billet torque converter kits, billet stator assemblies, bolt-together and lock-up kits, as well as transmission components such as billet transbrake valve bodies, billet drums, billet shafts, complete aftermarket pump assemblies, SFI-approved cases and bell housings.

The company's website will launch on January 1, 2024.

Hoonigan Appoints New President

Hoonigan has appointed Vance Johnston as president and COO of the company. In his new role, Johnston will manage all aspects of Hoonigan's operations.

Johnston replaces co-founder and former CEO Randy White, who announced his retirement after almost 30 years with the company. White will continue to serve on the board of directors and be closely involved in the transition as an advisor, company representatives said.

Prior to joining Hoonigan, Johnston served in various executive roles leading strategic planning, finance and operations, most recently as CFO of Parts Authority, a national auto parts distributor.

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Standard Drivetrain Acquires Precision Industries

Standard Drivetrain has acquired Precision Industries, a torque converter supplier based in Whiteville, Tennessee.

Founded by Terry Hedrick, Precision Industries is recognized for developing a multi-clutch performance torque converter and a one-piece billet back cover, the company said, and offers a full lineup of driveline products.

Standard Drivetrain, incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware, is led by Rob Boninfante and Chris Miller, and is associated with Jase Composites, Pure Drivetrain Solutions, Chris Miller Racing Productions, Sterling Auto Group, Boninfante Friction, ProTorque, Ultra Lite Brakes, BMF Engineering and Kenny's Diesel and Pullin'.

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