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Movers & Shakers: REVO Opens US Facility, Mark Stewart Named Goodyear CEO

By SEMA News Editors

REVO US FacilityUK-Based REVO Opens California Facility

REVO, a United Kingdom-based provider of performance tuning electronics and performance parts for Audi, VW, Porsche, Ford and other global brands, has opened a new facility in Murrietta, California, to better serve the North and South American markets.

The California facility serves as a hub for all United States distribution and sales and serves as a development center for North American vehicles. REVO will also offer training for factory certification at the facility.

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Goodyear Announces Senior Leadership Transition

The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company announced that Mark Stewart, former COO of Stellantis North America, has been elected CEO and president, effective January 29, 2024.

Stewart will succeed Richard J. Kramer, who previously announced his planned retirement from the company following 24 years of service, including 14 as chairman, CEO and president.

On the effective date, Laurette T. Koellner, independent lead director of Goodyear's board since 2019, will become non-executive board chair, and Stewart will be added to the Goodyear board as a director.

Kramer will continue to serve Goodyear in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition, the company said.

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Philip Dobbs HolleyHolley Names Philip Dobbs SVP of Customer Experience Marketing

Holley has appointed Philip Dobbs to the newly created role of senior vice president of customer experience marketing.

Dobbs will lead strategy and management for the full Holley brand portfolio, overseeing advertising and promotions, public relations, content marketing, tradeshows and events and digital/website solutions. He will also be responsible for the management of the Holley customer engagement center, third-party marketplaces and the company's direct-to-consumer business.

Previously, Dobbs was chief marketing officer at Bridgestone Americas, where he led the company's integrated marketing efforts for more than 11 years.

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Öhlins Racing Adds to Leadership Team

Öhlins Racing, a Swedish manufacturer of suspension components, has named Marc McAllister as the brand's new vice president and general manager and Tom Wittenschlaeger to the newly created position of general manager, North America.

McAllister replaces Henrik Johansson, who announced last fall that he would retire after nearly 30 years as a member of the Öhlins team.

McAllister joins Tenneco, Öhlins Racing's parent company, after spending the past 30 years in the powersports industry. He most recently served as president and CEO of Tucker Powersports. Wittenschlaeger joins Tenneco from AYRO, a low-speed electric vehicle company based in Round Rock, Texas, where he served as CEO. Prior to his time with AYRO, Wittenschlaeger was CEO of Stator MicroMobility and spent four years with FOX Factory.

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Lubrication Specialties Hires Steve Green to Lead Hot Shot's Secret Dealer Sales

Lubrication Specialties, the Ohio-based manufacturer of Hot Shot's Secret, has appointed Steve Green to lead the company's dealer sales management.

As Hot Shot's Secret's dealer sales manager, Green will be responsible for expanding the Hot Shot's Secret dealer network, developing the sales staff, territories, promotions and customer support.

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MBE GroupMBE Group Expands With New Account Executives

Marx Buscemi Eisbrenner Group (MBE Group), a marketing communications agency serving the automotive, mobility, trucking, tech and consumer goods industries, has hired Bianca Shepse and Sydney Croft as account executives.

Shepse and Croft will lead client initiatives through digital marketing, brand strategy, event coordination, social media and media relations activities. They will be based out of the company's new headquarters in Troy, Michigan.

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