MCHENRY, Ill. (Nov. 14, 2016) — Brake Parts Inc. (BPI), a global manufacturer and supplier of automotive aftermarket brake system components, has promoted Rick Woodside to the position of general manager, hydraulics, drums and rotors.
In his new role, Mr. Woodside will manage the product life cycle for BPI hydraulics, drums and rotors, and will oversee the operation of the Haimeng rotor plant in Shandong, China.
Mr. Woodside has spent more than 20 years with BPI, first joining the company at the McHenry plant. He went on to become part of the NAPA Brakes sales team as a district sales manager before joining the product development group as a hydraulics product manager.
Most recently, Mr.Woodside's primary focus has been on BPI's largest product category — drums, rotors and hydraulics — through which he helped launch product programs for customers in Europe and North America.
“We congratulate Rick on this well-deserved promotion. His new position and additional responsibilities are the result of the contributions that he has made to BPI and the Raybestos brand over the past 20 years,” BPI president and CEO David Overbeeke said in a news release.
“Rick's extensive knowledge of the product category as well as his experience serving the industry will be most beneficial as we continue to grow our hydraulic, drum and rotor lines, both in the United States and abroad.”