Personnel changes for companies: Dana Holding, American Axle and Manufacturing., Magna International, Federal-Mogul, Patriarch Partners and Superior Industries International.
DANA HOLDING CORP. --Executive Chairman John Devine, 66, to interim CEO, replacing James Sweetnam, who resigned after leading the axle maker since July 2009.
Devine, a former CFO of both General Motors and Ford Motor Co., has been CEO or interim CEO of Dana three times in the past three years.
AMERICAN AXLE AND MANUFACTURING, INC. --- David Culton, 45, to the new position of president, AAM-Europe. Previously, he was AAM's vice president of commercial.
Culton's new position comes amid a reorganization at the Detroit supplier that created a number of new job titles, sometimes splitting or consolidating various posts. Among the other new assignments:
John Jerge, 49, to president, AAM-Americas. He was AAM's vice president of materials, logistics and labor relations.
Inacio Moriguchi, 51, to vice president of operations at AAM-Americas. Moriguchi was executive director in charge of the AAM manufacturing system.
Kevin Smith, 49, to vice president of program management and launch. Smith was executive director of advanced programs, cost reductions and productivity.
Thomas Szymanski, 49, to vice president of global manufacturing services. Szymanski was executive director of manufacturing planning.
Michael Flynn to general manager of aftermarket and specialty projects. Flynn was executive director of quality.
Terri Kemp to executive director of human resources and labor relations. Kemp was executive director of human resources.
Brian McPartlin to executive director of the office of the president. McPartlin was executive director of commercial.
Lance Reinhard to executive director of procurement and supply chain management. Reinhard was managing director of Latin America.
Richard Rossman to executive director of special projects. Rossman was managing director of AAM-India.
John Salter to executive director of global sales and Americas. Salter was executive director of sales and marketing.
William Smith to executive director of strategic and business development - Europe. Smith was managing director of AAM-Europe.
Blair Swanson to executive director of project engineering-Americas. Swanson was director of full-frame vehicle engineering.
Anand Ganguly to co-managing director of AAM-India. Ganguly was head of operations of AAM-India.
Francis G. Leo to co-managing director of AAM-India. Leo was executive director of strategic and business development.
American Axle, of Detroit, makes driveline and drivetrain systems and modules.
MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC. -- Guenther Apfalter to the new position of Magna Europe president.
Apfalter will continue to serve as president of the group's Graz, Austria contract manufacturing arm, Magna Steyr, and will report to Magna CEO Don Walker.
In April, Magna adopted a group structure with global product presidents and regional presidents. The company did not appoint a president for Europe at that time because former co-CEO Siegfried Wolf handled those responsibilities. Wolf's decision to resign effective Nov. 15 created the need for a Europe president. Wolf will join an affiliate of Russia's GAZ Group.
Magna, of Aurora, Ontario, ranks No. 5 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global parts suppliers, with 2009 sales to automakers of $17.37 billion. It makes body and chassis, interior, seating, exterior, roof, powertrain and hybrid and electric-vehicle systems, and does vehicle engineering and assembly.
FEDERAL-MOGUL CORP. -- D. Pynnonen to general counsel, replacing Robert L. Katz, who left the company. Pynnonen will be a corporate officer and a member of the Federal-Mogul Strategy Board.
Pynnonen, 41, had been associate general counsel and assistant secretary of Federal-Mogul since joining the company in 2007. Federal-Mogul Corp., of suburban Detroit, ranks No. 47 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global parts suppliers, with 2009 sales to automakers of $3.0 billion. It makes pistons, rings, cylinder liners, valve seats and guides, gaskets seals and friction materials.
PATRIARCH PARTNERS -- Tom Chambers, 66, to head of the private-equity firm's automotive portfolio, a new position. He remains CEO of its Global Automotive Systems unit.
Jeff Stafeil to CEO of Dura Automotive Systems Inc., another Patriarch Partners unit, replacing Tim Leuliette, 60, who stepped down.
Jim Gregory, 44, Global Automotive's CFO, becomes CFO of Dura.
Dura ranks No. 86 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global parts suppliers, with 2009 sales to automakers of $1.29 billion. It makes shifter and cable systems, structural and system systems, glass and exterior trim and seating control systems.
SUPERIOR INDUSTRIES INTERNATIONAL INC. -- Kerry A. Shiba to CFO, replacing Bud Fanelli, the company's corporate controller since 1997, who had been interim CFO for 12 months.
Shiba, 55, most recently was CFO and president of the original equipment business unit of Remy International, Inc., a supplier of components to automobile and truck manufacturers.
Superior, of Van Nuys, Calif., ranks No. 73 on the Automotive News list of the top 150 parts suppliers in North America, with 2009 sales to automakers of $419 million. It makes aluminum wheels.
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