Personnel changes for REHAU, Ener1 Inc., Dana Holding Corp. and SKF Automotive Division
LEESBURG, Va. -- REHAU, a producer of automotive polymers, has named Niklas Braun CEO of the automotive business.
Braun, who joined REHAU in 2002, has held a variety of posts in production, r&d and technology. In 2009, he was named to the company’s worldwide automotive executive board.
Markus Grundmann, who joined REHAU in 1998, was named deputy CEO of the automotive division. Grundmann was chief of the division in 2002, and was named executive director in 2007.
REHAU established its North American headquarters in Leesburg in 1979. It has six plants in North America.
NEW YORK -- Ener1 Inc. has named Christopher Cowger president. He had been a general manager for semiconductor giant Advanced Micro Devices.
Cowger also will be CEO of EnerDel Inc., a subsidiary of Ener1 that makes lithium ion batteries. The two positions had been vacant.
Cowger, 40, will be based in Indianapolis, where the subsidiary is headquartered.
Cowger held various engineering posts at General Motors, then spent 10 years at Dell Inc. before joining AMD.
Ener1, of New York City, makes lithium ion batteries, fuel cell products and other components.
MAUMEE, Ohio -- Dana Holding Corp. has named Roger Wood CEO, effective April 18.
Wood comes from BorgWarner Inc., where he had been group president and general manager of the engine group.
John Devine, Dana’s executive chairman and interim CEO, will retire June 30. At that time, Keith Wandell, the lead independent director of Dana’s board, will become nonexecutive chairman.
Dana, which produces axles, transmissions and drive shafts, emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings in 2008. The company, of Maumee, reported sales of $6.1 billion in 2010.
ELGIN, Ill. - SKF Automotive Division has named John Bohenick president of its Sealing Solutions business unit.
He will be based in Elgin, where the unit is headquartered.
Before joining SKF, Bohenick ran a consulting company that advised clients on personnel, business development and mergers and acquisitions.
Before that, he spent 20 years at Gates Corp., which produces power transmission and fluid power components.
SKF, of Gothenburg, Sweden, produces bearings, seals, lubrication systems and power transmission products.
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