DETROIT -- Hella North America Inc. CEO Joe Borruso has retired from the maker of vehicle lighting, electronics, front-end modules and aftermarket products.
Hella is making changes in its management before naming Borruso's successor.
Borruso, 65, who joined Hella in 1999, will be an adviser to the German company. He also will have the title of president emeritus for the North American operation in Plymouth, Mich.
"Mr. Borruso has played a key role in the expansion of Hella's sales, product development and manufacturing operations in the NAFTA region," said Rolf Breidenbach, CEO of Hella KG Hueck & Co. in Lippstadt, Germany.
Hella North America ranks No. 125 on the Automotive News list of the top 150 suppliers to North America with North American original-equipment automotive parts sales of $278 million in 2004.
Before joining Hella, Borruso was executive vice president of North American sales for Robert Bosch Corp. in Farmington Hills, Mich. He worked at Bosch for 16 years before moving to Hella.
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