2013 Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS)
MPS announced the four recent recipients of the MPS scholarships awarded through the Global Automotive Aftermarket Symposium (GAAS). 2013 sets a record for the number of scholarships granted in a single year by the aftermarket autoparts developer and manufacturer.
The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association
Ira Davis, Vice-President of Global Program Management, has been elected to the Executive Committee, Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA). Ira was appointed to the position of Secretary.
Bruce Sobel Joins at Florida, U.S.A. Headquarters
Bruce supports the project management group, providing critical parts research, making it possible for MPS to undertake and fulfill complex new programs and projects. His works sets the stage for MPS to leverage new opportunities for its customers. Prior to joining MPS, Bruce Sobel was employed by Standard Motor Products, a leading manufacturer of engine management and temperature control parts and Dana Corporation, an American-based worldwide supplier of axles, driveshafts, off-highway transmissions, sealing and thermal-management products and service parts. There, he gained valuable experience in both parts research and management.
Barbara Sullivan Joins at Florida, U.S.A. Headquarters
Barbara Sullivan’s work will center on establishing standardized processes and procedures for managing a wide variety of programs and projects. Her role also encompasses analysis and documentation, as MPS “blueprints” procedures and develops its detailed, proprietary process manuals. Ms. Sullivan contributes project management experience while working with MPS global engineering and strategic operations teams. She has spent several years with global automotive supplier, Visteon Corporation as an Engineering Project Manager. She also held several long-term leadership positions in finance and banking project management
Nelson Bao Joins at China Manufacturing Facility
Nelson Bao will oversee plant operations, purchasing, materials management and logistics. Bao brings well over a decade of experience in supply chain management and function. Notably, he has held strategic positions with several leading OEM automotive parts suppliers, including DELPHI and Autoliv. He also established national auto parts retailer Pep Boys’ (NYSE: PBY) China third-party logistics (“3PL”) distribution facility. Nelson Bao holds a Masters Degree in logistics management from the University of Wales.