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Truck-Lite making changes to executive staff

Truck-Lite recently named Doug Wolma to the newly created position of president and promoted three executives in a round of organizational changes.

Wolma brings nearly 30 years of experience in the automotive and heavy-duty industries to Truck-Lite, having worked for General Motors, Detroit Diesel, Daimler, Meritor, Dana and, most recently, AP Emissions Technologies, which is a North American leader in automotive aftermarket emissions equipment.

In this new capacity, Wolma will work closely with Truck-Lite’s CEO, board of directors and executive management team and be responsible for making key operational and strategic decisions for Truck-Lite and its current domestic and foreign subsidiaries to drive performance and assure the implementation of operational plans and improvements, the company said.

“These additions to our executive staff come at an exciting time for Truck-Lite,” said Brian Kupchella, Truck-Lite CEO.

“Mark, Laurie, Paul and Doug have decades’ worth of experience between this organization and the industry at large and will greatly facilitate Truck-Lite’s strategic trajectory for continued growth in 2018 and beyond.”

The promotions included Mark Bara moving to executive vice president of sales and marketing, Laurie Beegle assuming the role of president of DAVCO Technology, a Truck-Lite subsidiary, and Paul Sniegocki accepting the positions of executive VP of engineering and chief technology officer.

From left to right: Mark Bara, Laurie Beegle, Paul Sniegocki and Doug Wolma.

In his new role, Bara is responsible for overseeing all sales and marketing functions for the global Truck-Lite organization. Previously president of DAVCO, Bara brings 45 years of experience in the heavy-duty aftermarket to the position.

Before joining DAVCO in 2005, he spent 32 years at Detroit Diesel Corporation, serving in leadership roles in manufacturing, engineering and sales and marketing.

Beegle previously served as VP of operations, and she also held roles as director of operations and chief financial officer after joining the company in 2004.

Sniegocki most recently served as VP of research and development, and previously held the roles of director of engineering, research engineering manager and senior tooling engineer after joining Truck-Lite in 1992.

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