DETROIT -- John Tepas has been named vice president of engineering at Behr America.
Tepas, who had been chief engineer of Behr America, is a member of the company’s executive committee.
Since 2006, Tepas has overseen the company’s customer engineering groups for General Motors, Ford, Chrysler and heavy-truck customers. He also was in charge of other engineering activities such as vehicle systems integration, electrical engineering, battery cooling and heat exchangers for climate control.
Before joining Behr, Tepas held senior engineering positions at General Motors and Delphi.
Behr America, of suburban Detroit, supplies air conditioning units and engine cooling systems.
DETROIT -- The Automotive Industry Action Group has named Jim VanSlambrouck, a Ford Motor Co. executive, to its board of directors.
VanSlambrouck is Ford’s director of product development quality in the Americas.
He joined Ford in 1979, and has held positions in design and engineering, including a stint as chief product planner for the F-series pickup.
The Automotive Industry Action Group, of suburban Detroit, is a nonprofit group that works to improve the efficiency of the auto industry’s supply chain.
REGENSBURG, Germany -- Continental AG has named Juergen Braunstetter, 49, chief of automotive supply chain management, a newly created position directly below the executive board level.
Braunstetter will oversee the supply chains for the company’s three automotive divisions. He will coordinate purchasing, quality and information technology.
Before joining Continental in 2011, Braunstetter was responsible for logistics and supplier quality assurance and purchasing at Behr GmbH.
Continental AG makes brakes, stability management systems, tires, chassis, electronics and interior modules.