MANN+HUMMEL CEO Kurk Wilks to Lead MEMA as Board Chairman

MANN+HUMMEL CEO Kurk Wilks to Lead MEMA as Board Chairman

MEMA also announced all members of its board and executive committee for 2024.

MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association (MEMA), proudly recently announced its new chairman, board members and executive committee for 2024, marking a significant milestone in the organization’s 120-year journey toward future advancements.

The newly elected chairman is Kurk Wilks, president and CEO of MANN+ HUMMEL. Wilks will lead MEMA as chairman of the board of directors, bringing his extensive experience and visionary leadership to the forefront.

Members of the 2024 executive committee are:

  • First vice chairman – Jon Husby, president and CEO, ADAC
  • Second vice chairman – Eric Steinbecher, president automotive aftermarket – Americas, Schaeffler
  • Treasurer –Dominic Grote, president and CEO, Grote Industries
  • Immediate past chair/officer – Marc Blackman, CEO, Gold Eagle
  • President – Bill Long, CEO, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association

“MEMA extends its deepest gratitude to Marc Blackman for his exemplary leadership and guidance during a transformative period,” the association said. “His contributions have been invaluable in shaping MEMA’s path forward.”

Newly elected board members are:

  • Jason Gerding, executive vice president, Transportation Products Group, Marmon
  • John Hanighen, president and CEO, Cloyes

“Their fresh perspectives will enrich the board’s strategic vision,” MEMA said in a news release.

The full list of the 2024 MEMA board of directors is:

  • Chairman – Kurk Wilks, president and CEO, Mann + Hummel
  • First vice chairman – Jon Husby, president and CEO, ADAC
  • Second vice chairman – Eric Steinbecher, Schaeffler
  • Treasurer – Dominic Grote, president and CEO, Grote Industries 
  • Immediate past chair/officer – Marc Blackman, CEO, Gold Eagle
  • President – Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association
  • Mike Alcala, CEO, GNS N.A. 
  • Jason Gerding, executive vice president, Transportation Products Group, Marmon
  • John Hanighen, president and CEO, Cloyes
  • Justin Greenberg, president and CEO, DieselCore
  • Matt Joy, CEO, Hendrickson
  • Tim Musgrave, CEO, Pressure Systems 
  • Chris Pruitt, executive vice president, East Penn
  • Bruce Ronning, senior vice president Global Sales and Commercial Operations, DriV/Tenneco
  • Sandy Stojkovski, CEO, Vitesco

“The board of directors for 2024 reflects a diverse and dynamic group of industry leaders, each bringing unique expertise and vision to MEMA,” the association said. “Their collective experience is set to propel MEMA into a new era of innovation and advocacy for the vehicle supplier industry.”

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