NORTHVILLE TOWNSHIP, Mich., May 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Aisin Group, one of the largest Tier One automotive components manufacturers in the world, today announced that D. Brad Owens has been promoted to vice president, Sales. The announcement was made by John Clark, president, North American Sales Division, Aisin World Corp. of America.
As vice president, Owens is responsible for direct OEM customer contact, and interface between the Aisin sales team and North American plants in order to ensure quality, delivery and customer satisfaction standards.
Owens, who had been assistant vice president of sales for all Asian customers, joined Aisin in 2000 as manager of Engine Component Sales. He was later promoted a number of times to his current leadership position.
Previously Owens was a sales manager with UGN, Inc., a Chicago-based manufacturer of automotive sound dampening products. Prior to his career in sales, Owens had several years of experience in automotive quality, manufacturing and production engineering. Owens, who studied Engineering in college, resides in New Hudson, Mich.
Aisin World Corp. of America (AWA) is the North American sales center of the Aisin Group, a $31 billion company headed by Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. with corporate offices in Kariya City, Aichi, Japan.
Aisin Group is the world's seventh largest Tier One supplier of automotive components and systems, such as brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrain, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportation systems. Aisin is the largest transmission manufacturer in the world. Aisin has 207 consolidated companies and employs nearly 100,000 people globally. In the Americas, Aisin Group companies include 13,500 employees, 35 manufacturing, and sales and R & D centers including Aisin Technical Center of America and FT-Techno of America, the company's 950-acre proving ground in Fowlerville, Mich.
Aisin World Corp. of America
15300 Centennial Drive
Northville, MI 48168
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SOURCE Aisin Group