McHENRY, Ill. — Jeff Fedorchak, vice president of global operations at Brake Parts Inc. (BPI), will retire Sept. 30.
Mr. Fedorchak joined BPI, a manufacturer of brake system components, in 1994 as manufacturing manager at the former McHenry rotor and drum manufacturing plant. In 1997, he was promoted to plant manager in the stamping and disc pad manufacturing plant at Cuba, Mo.
In 2004, Mr. Fedorchak became director of friction manufacturing in McHenry. He was promoted to his current position in 2013 and, with the acquisition of Remy Power Products in 2016, the North American rotating electrical manufacturing operations were added to his responsibilities.
BPI CEO and President David Overbeeke said Mr. Fedorchak has helped to shape BPI's global operations for more than 20 years.
"His manufacturing expertise and exceptional leadership allowed him to effectively manage BPI's multiple plant operations across the globe and his extensive experience in implementing lean manufacturing techniques has provided us with a competitive advantage in the markets where we compete," Mr. Overbeeke said.
Prior to joining BPI, Mr. Fedorchak worked in the roller bearing industry for 15 years, serving the automotive, commercial and military aircraft and industrial markets.
"Jeff's hard work, commitment and dedication to BPI is much appreciated and will be felt for years to come," Mr. Overbeeke said.