PLYMOUTH, Mich.,April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Mark Brainard has been named vice president of sales at Hella's Corporate Center and Steve Lietaert appointed vice president of program management at Hella Electronics Corporation, both headquartered in Plymouth, Michigan.
In his new role, Brainard will lead efforts to further strengthen Hella's business relationships in automotive lighting and electronics, positioning the company for additional growth in strategic product areas such as energy management, driver assistance and lighting.
Lietaert will be responsible for the successful launch, management and growth of new products for the North American automotive market, including energy management products, position sensors and driver assistance systems, as well as various new non-automotive products.
Brainard previously was vice president of program management at Hella Electronics. He began his career as an electronics design engineer at Ford Motor Company. Prior to joining Hella, he held several management positions at Siemens VDO.
Lietaert had been a product group director at Hella Electronics prior to his new assignment. Before joining Hella, he held management and senior engineering positions at a number of Tier 1 automotive suppliers.
Both Brainard and Lietaert will report to Dr. Martin Fischer, the CEO of Hella Electronics Corporation and the president of Hella Corporate Center, Hella KGaA Hueck & Co.'s holding company in the United States.