Dayco has appointed Tom Tecklenburg as its vice president of aftermarket for North America, reporting directly to Bruno Vallillo, president of global aftermarket.
Located at the company’s Troy, Michigan, office, Tecklenburg will be responsible for establishing the strategic plan and leading the North American aftermarket team, which encompasses the U.S. and Canadian markets, to increase customer satisfaction and drive growth.
Tecklenburg brings 30 years of automotive and commercial-vehicle experience across the OEM and aftermarket sectors, with his most recent previous role at HDA Truck Pride, where he held the position of chief commercial officer for the United States, Canada and Europe. He also has worked for The Timken Co., Honeywell International and Fram.
“I’m excited to have Tom onboard,” Vallillo said. “With his experience and the great team in North America, we can accelerate the growth of the business, while also improving customer satisfaction.”
Earning a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Dayton, Tecklenburg also holds an Automotive Aftermarket Professional (AAP) certificate from the University of the Aftermarket.
“I look forward to the opportunity at Dayco to lead the aftermarket team and leverage the heritage, strong OE position to drive continuous improvement and customer satisfaction,” said Tecklenburg.