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Hitachi Astemo Americas Appoints Ryan Pelkey as Director of Aftermarket Sales

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Ryan Pelkey, Aftermarket Sales Director

Los Angeles, May 20, 2022 - Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. ("Hitachi Astemo") today announced that Ryan Pelkey has been promoted to Director of Sales for the Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Division. Ryan assumes the Director of Sales role vacated by Gary Plover, who recently became Hitachi Astemo's Vice President / Americas Aftermarket Business Division Head. Pelkey will report to Plover and lead the Americas aftermarket business unit's sales activities for Hitachi.

As Director of Sales for Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Division, Pelkey will work closely with its sales managers and distributors in each territory to continue to provide high quality parts and service to Hitachi's customers.

"I am excited to lead the Hitachi Astemo Americas Aftermarket Sales team," said Pelkey. "As we continue to expand coverage with the highest quality parts, I am certain our strong team, coupled with exceptional fill rates and our on-time delivery strategy, will propel us toward a very successful future."

As a member of the Hitachi Astemo Americas team since 2018, Pelkey has previously served Hitachi as the US Retail Sales Manager. When Hitachi considered expanding their product line-up, Hitachi Astemo called on Pelkey's 10+ years of aftermarket product development experience to lead its US product expansion initiatives as the US Marketing Manager.

"Our goal was never to be a 'meet too' supplier!" Pelkey said. "Sticking to Hitachi values, I know quality is paramount in our offerings, no matter the vehicle coverage. Our customers can confidently reach for any Hitachi Astemo product in our line and know they are getting the same Original Equipment (OE) quality they have experienced for years."

Pelkey comes to his new position with 15 years of sales experience within the Automotive Aftermarket. Throughout these years, Pelkey has been a successful leader in his field as he has managed key relationships with multiple retailers and national accounts. During Pelkey's tenure he has worked at K&N Engineering, ReadyLIFT suspension, and Gale Banks engineering and was instrumental in creating strategies that increased sales significantly.

"We will continue to focus on delivering more high-quality products and service to our customers," added Pelkey. "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."

About Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.

Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc. manufactures and markets engine management, electric powertrain, and integrated vehicle controls for major automotive manufacturers worldwide, adhering to ISO/TS:16949:2009 industry standards.

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Ryan Pelkey
North America Aftermarket Sales Director
Hitachi Astemo Americas, Inc.