Benteler Automotive Names Chris DeHart as Director of Marketing

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from Benteler Automotive, Inc.

    LIVONIA, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Benteler Automotive has appointed
 Chris DeHart as their Senior Director of Marketing.  In this new position,
 DeHart is responsible for strategic marketing, business planning, and
 integrated marketing communications.  He will report to Walter Frankiewicz,
 president of Benteler Automotive Corporation North America, and will be
 located at their Livonia office.
     "Chris brings a tremendous level of experience in the automotive industry
 to this new role, and will make a significant contribution towards achieving
 Benteler's steady growth plans," said Frankiewicz.  "We look forward to
 utilizing his marketing talent and expertise in coordinating Benteler's strong
 product lines and technical capabilities into a powerhouse supplier of
 recognized value to our customers."
     DeHart has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and
 strategic planning including 13 years in the automotive industry with General
 Electric, Rockwell and ArvinMeritor, Inc.  His last position was as Business
 Unit Director with ArvinMeritor's Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems business.  He
 holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of
 Memphis.
     Benteler's Automotive business supplies automotive components, modules and
 systems to a global customer base.  Its product lines include chassis
 components and modules, safety and structural products, exhaust systems, and
 tubular components and systems.  Headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, the
 company is one of four business units owned by Benteler A.G.:  Automotive,
 Steel/Tube, Mechanical Engineering, and Trade.  Benteler A.G., with sales of
 $2.7 billion, operates 40 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries and employs
 more than 17,500 people.  Benteler's North American executive offices are
 located in Grand Rapids and Livonia, Mich.
 
 

SOURCE Benteler Automotive, Inc.
    LIVONIA, Mich., April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Benteler Automotive has appointed
 Chris DeHart as their Senior Director of Marketing.  In this new position,
 DeHart is responsible for strategic marketing, business planning, and
 integrated marketing communications.  He will report to Walter Frankiewicz,
 president of Benteler Automotive Corporation North America, and will be
 located at their Livonia office.
     "Chris brings a tremendous level of experience in the automotive industry
 to this new role, and will make a significant contribution towards achieving
 Benteler's steady growth plans," said Frankiewicz.  "We look forward to
 utilizing his marketing talent and expertise in coordinating Benteler's strong
 product lines and technical capabilities into a powerhouse supplier of
 recognized value to our customers."
     DeHart has more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and
 strategic planning including 13 years in the automotive industry with General
 Electric, Rockwell and ArvinMeritor, Inc.  His last position was as Business
 Unit Director with ArvinMeritor's Heavy Vehicle Braking Systems business.  He
 holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of
 Memphis.
     Benteler's Automotive business supplies automotive components, modules and
 systems to a global customer base.  Its product lines include chassis
 components and modules, safety and structural products, exhaust systems, and
 tubular components and systems.  Headquartered in Paderborn, Germany, the
 company is one of four business units owned by Benteler A.G.:  Automotive,
 Steel/Tube, Mechanical Engineering, and Trade.  Benteler A.G., with sales of
 $2.7 billion, operates 40 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries and employs
 more than 17,500 people.  Benteler's North American executive offices are
 located in Grand Rapids and Livonia, Mich.
 
 SOURCE  Benteler Automotive, Inc.