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SOURCE Neapco Holdings
BELLEVILLE, Mich., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neapco Holdings has announced the promotion of Erik Leenders to lead the company's growth in global sales.
Leenders has been named vice president of Global Sales for Neapco Holdings, with responsibility for Neapco sales worldwide. Previously he held the position of executive vice president of Sales, Marketing and Business Strategy for Neapco Europe. He will be based at corporate headquarters in Belleville, Mich.
Earlier Leenders held positions with tedrive Germany and Visteon Corporation, and helped manage the transition of the former Visteon chassis facility in Duren, Germany, after its purchase by Neapco. He also served in a number of process and manufacturing engineering positions with Ford.
He earned a Master of Science degree with distinction in automotive systems engineering from Loughborough University in the U.K., and a degree in automation engineering from the University of Applied Sciences in Aachen, Germany.
"Erik's extensive background in engineering and manufacturing elevates our ability to quickly understand and respond to customer needs and expectations, no matter how complex," said Robert Hawkey, CEO, Neapco Holdings. "His experience in sales, new model program management and manufacturing will be crucial as we continue our global growth."
Neapco Holdings is a leading global manufacturer of automotive driveshafts, propeller shafts, differentials, suspension springs, aluminum die castings and driveline components for original equipment, performance and aftermarket companies. With 2,200 employees, it operates production facilities in Michigan, Nebraska and Pennsylvania in the U.S., and in China, Germany, Poland and Mexico.
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