Cloyes Gear & Products has hired John Bohenick as CEO, effective July 16.
Bohenick joins Cloyes with more than 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Most recently, he served as CEO of Dayco Products. Prior to that, Bohenick served as president of SKF Sealing Solutions, a business unit of AB SKF.
Previously, Bohenick spent 20 years working for Gates Corp. in a variety of leadership roles, culminating in being named president. His career also included working for General Motors on powertrain and vehicle systems. He holds a Bachelor of Science with distinction in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
“The Cloyes brand name is very strong and well-recognized in the automotive aftermarket, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead the organization,” Bohenick said. “With our talented employees, strong customer base and industry-leading systems and products, we will execute our strategic plan and grow our business in the automotive aftermarket both in North America and globally. I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the growth of Cloyes.”
Fort Smith, Arkansas-based Cloyes is a global designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of timing-drive systems and components for the automotive aftermarket. Cloyes is backed by the private-equity firm Hidden Harbor Capital Partners.
“John’s deep industry knowledge combined with his proven executive experience and know-how on a global scale make him the perfect candidate to lead Cloyes during this exciting time in the company’s growth,” said Hidden Harbor Co-founder David Block. “Cloyes is committed to providing the highest-quality products and service to the automotive aftermarket, and John’s leadership will ensure Cloyes continues to provide the innovation, quality, product breadth, brand support and customer service solutions that our aftermarket partners rely on to serve their customers.”
Hidden Harbor acquired the aftermarket division of Cloyes Gears & Products in May from American Axle & Manufacturing.
“We have made significant progress since being acquired by Hidden Harbor and spinning out of American Axle, and I’m excited for our next chapter of growth under John’s guidance,” said Mick Jordan, president of Cloyes. “John brings a wealth of leadership and operational knowledge in the automotive aftermarket, and myself and the entire Cloyes management team look forward to working with John as we continue to serve our customers.”