SIKA Global Automotive Adds New Personnel

New executives have joined SIKA Global Automotive’s North American team at the Madison Heights, Mich., and Grandview, Mo., facilities, according to the company.

John Beckwith joins the company as an application engineer for structural technology, reporting to Ray Helferty, engineering group manager. Beckwith will focus in new technology development, project launch and customer support assistance in the Structures and Reinforcing Technology group. Beckwith has ten years’ experience at GM and 15 years with the Connelly Group as a direct supplier of body hardware to automotive OEMs.

Chris Groesser has been named global key account manager for Ford, reporting to Ralph Horster, head of global automotive sales. Groesser will focus on all facets of serving Ford’s requirements on a global basis. He returns to SIKA after many years from ABB (automation equipment/robotics) as their global key account manager for Ford. Prior to ABB, he managed the Ford account at L&L products for more than 15 years, serving the acoustic baffle and structural insert business.

Marc King joins the company as a senior program manager for acoustics technology in the North America region and will be reporting to Larry LaNore, engineering group manager. King will focus in new technology development, project launch and customer support within the Acoustics Technology Group. King has more than nine years of experience from Henkel North America and eight years at Orbseal LLC.

Matthew Rosiar has been named a business analyst, reporting directly to Peter Luescher, head of global automotive finance and controlling. He previously worked for IBM in Global Process Services.

Gary Cole joins SIKA at the Grandview, Mo., facility as quality assurance manager reporting to Cedric Gray, vice president of operations. Cole was previously at Machine Laboratory where he functioned as a quality assurance manager, serving the Tier II quality program. Cole held similar positions at EC Manufacturing, CH Guenther and Caravan Ingredients.

David Irvin joins the company in Grandview, Mo., as customer quality engineer reporting to Justin Webb, new domestics’ quality engineer. Irvin comes to SIKA from Triumph Structures where he was a quality engineer providing support to the manufacturing and engineering groups.

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