DETROIT -- Interior components supplier Collins & Aikman Corp. has shuffled executives' duties in the wake of Dennis Profitt's sudden departure this week.
Profitt, a former Ford Motor Co. executive, joined Collins & Aikman as president of the company's plastics division Jan. 1. Another former Ford executive, James Wynalek, will take over for Profitt, Collins & Aikman CEO Frank Macher said in a statement.
Wynalek joined Collins & Aikman in March as part of a new management team Macher installed to help lead the company's Chapter 11 reorganization. Profitt's departure moves Mary Ann Wright, executive director of commercial and program management, back into an engineering role.
Wright joined Collins & Aikman from Ford in March. She also will oversee the company's product engineering, design and development functions along with her prior duties.
Wright is the engineer best known for rescuing Ford's troubled Escape Hybrid SUV. While at Ford, Wright was the executive director of sustainable mobility and hybrid vehicle programs.
Collins & Aikman ranks No. 54 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide original-equipment automotive parts sales of $2.80 billion in 2005.
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