PLYMOUTH, Mich., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Richard Bloomfield has been named vice president of sales at HELLA's Corporate Center in Plymouth.
Based in Plymouth, Bloomfield has responsibility for further strengthening customer relationships in HELLA's automotive electronics and lighting businesses. He also will focus on helping to position the company for additional growth in strategic product areas, including energy management, driver assistance and lighting.
Prior to joining HELLA, he held the position of assistant general manager of sales and marketing at North American Lighting in Farmington Hills, Michigan. While at North American Lighting, he also had served as a senior OEM sales manager and senior account manager.
Bloomfield began his business career in 1985 as a sales account representative at Crawford Products in Columbus, Ohio. He went on to serve as a sales account manager at Cherry Commercial Fastening, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Textron.
A native of Westerville, Ohio, Bloomfield holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan in Dearborn. He lives in Novi, Michigan.
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: HELLA is a global, independent, family-owned company with more than 30,000 employees at 100 locations in more than 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic components and systems for the automotive industry. In the aftermarket segment, HELLA also has one of the largest trade organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics and services within Europe. HELLA's Special Applications business unit develops products for specialist vehicles and entirely independent applications such as street lighting or industrial lighting systems.
Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems and vehicle electrical systems are produced in joint venture companies. With more than 5,800 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the market's most important innovation drivers. With sales of approximately 5.3 billion euros in fiscal year 2013/2014, the HELLA Group also is one of the top 50 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.