It is with great sadness that Dayco announced the passing of Ed Rammel, president of the North American and Australian aftermarket. After a nearly two-year battle with cancer, Rammel passed away on Sept. 26 at the age of 61.
Rammel started his career in 1975 with the Dayton Tire and Rubber Co. and had more than 35 years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. He joined Dayco in 1985 as an associate in the finance department. In 1989, he transferred to the marketing department and in 1995, Rammel was promoted to the position of vice president of marketing. In 2011, he was again promoted to the role of president of the North American and Australian Aftermarket, a position he held until his passing.
During his time in the industry, Rammel was active in trade associations, served on several committees, and was on the board of trustees for the University of the Aftermarket Foundation and chairman of the Education Committee. He was a frequent speaker at major industry events and a strong supporter of the adoption of aftermarket data standards.
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Rammel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Ohio State University, an Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton, and a Doctor of Business Administration from California Coast University. He was awarded the Master Automotive Aftermarket Professional (MAAP) designation from Northwood’s University of the Aftermarket in October 2001.
Rammel was born in Dayton, Ohio on Oct. 10, 1954. He is survived by his wife, Amy, five children and 11 grandchildren.