ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- NSK Steering Systems America (NSSA) recently announced the appointment of Michael Allan as Plant Manager for their Bennington, Vermont steering systems facility. Allan's appointment follows his 22-year history of progressive positions within NSK in England and Poland.
The Vermont facility, along with one in Tennessee, is responsible for producing steering components, manual and electric steering columns, and electric power steering systems. The two facilities contribute to NSK's global leadership within the automotive component segment. Both facilities are TS16949 and ISO14001 certified environments.
Allan, who joined NSK in 1990 as a Quality Section Leader, guided the creation of a steering facility in Northeast England from a greenfield site to a manual column mass production facility. Allan's international career with NSK has also included roles as a Plant Manager in various locations, and prior to his appointment he acted in the dual role of European Steering Purchase Manager and Plant Manager of the Peterlee, UK, steering operation.
Established in 1916 and headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NSK is a world-class manufacturer of motion and control products, leading the industry with superior quality, engineering research and technical innovation. NSK produces and distributes a wide range of rolling element bearings, linear motion and automotive component products for a variety of applications.
Operating in the Americas, NSK Steering Systems America is a member of the NSK Ltd. group and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
For more information, visit www.nskamericas.com.