DETROIT - Don DeFosset has been named executive vice president and COO of Dura Automotive Systems Inc. It is a new position.
DeFosset began his automotive career as a manufacturing engineer at Rockwell Internation al Corp. in 1971. He was executive vice president of operations at Mack Trucks Inc. from 1989-92. From 1992-96, he held various senior positions at AlliedSignal Inc., including president of its Safety Restraint Systems division.
Before joining Dura, DeFosset was executive vice president of Navistar International Corp. and president of its truck group.
Dura, of Rochester Hills, Mich., supplies parking brake systems, switch assemblies, shift mechanisms, door modules, body and glass modules and seating systems.