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Gary Plover Named Head of Aftermarket Division for Hitachi Astemo Americas

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Gary Plover

Los Angeles, April 26, 2022- Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. ("Hitachi Astemo") today announced that as it begins its 92nd year in business, Gary Plover has been appointed Vice President / Americas Aftermarket Business Division Head. This leadership change further propels the company into the future.

As vice president of Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Division, Plover now leads one of the company's fastest-growing business segments, which includes more than four (4) locations across North and South America with a team of nearly 100 employees.

"I am excited to lead the Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket team," said Plover. "Although the aftermarket auto parts space is crowded, I'm impressed with the growth I've seen in this division. With our team's continued focus to expand coverage and deliver the highest quality parts every time, on-time, the future is bright."

Plover joined Hitachi Astemo Americas as Director of Aftermarket Sales. As Director he created a sales strategy that included Automotive Retailers, Warehouse Distributors, and Co-Manufacturing divisions. Plover earned a BS in Business at Central Connecticut State University and comes to his new position with 25 years of both national and international sales experience within the Automotive Aftermarket. Throughout these years, Plover has been a successful leader in his field as he has managed key relationships with multiple regional and national accounts and major original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). During Plover's tenure he has worked at Aisin World Corp of America, Goodridge, Nichirin and at Superwinch and was instrumental in creating strategies that increased their global sales significantly. Plover has a proven record of accomplishment in driving record setting revenues.

"My focus will continue to be delivering more high-quality products to our customers," added Plover. "Hitachi Astemo has been a trusted brand for over 90 years to a wide range of original equipment (OE) and Aftermarket customers, including Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, O'Reilly Auto Parts, as well as independent warehouse distributors."

Media Contact:

Hiromi Mizuno
Marketing Lead
Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.