DETROIT -- Hella North America Inc. has restructured its North American operations in light of the retirement of President Joseph Borruso, 65.
Instead of appointing a new North American president, Hella has named presidents for its key business units. They will report to the parent company in Lippstadt, Germany.
Raymund Heinen will be president of the lighting division, as well as in charge of the daily operations for North America formerly carried out by Borruso.
Steve Hubble, 56, will be president of electronics. Along with Heinen, he will operate out of the supplier's Plymouth, Mich., headquarters.
Wolfgang Benz will be president of North American aftermarket operations from suburban Atlanta.
Hella supplies lighting, electrical systems and modules. The company is ranked 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.
Hella said there will be no job losses at the moment, and the changes are meant to streamline operations.
Borruso will stay on as an adviser with the title of president emeritus.