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Inteva Products Names Product Line Executives


TROY, Mich., Jan. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteva Products, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Renco Group, Inc., today announced the appointment of four product line executives reporting directly to Lon Offenbacher, Inteva's President and CEO. Inteva has organized its product and service offerings around four product lines: closure systems, interior systems, roof systems, and motors and electronics. The executive appointments, effective immediately, are:

  • Pierre Blanchard, Senior Director, Motors and Electronics product line
  • Bill Hanna, Vice President and Executive Director, Closure Systems product line
  • Stefan Land, Vice President and Executive Director, Roof Systems product line
  • Pat Stewart, Vice President and Executive Director, Interior Systems product line

"Now that the acquisition of ArvinMeritor's Body Systems business is complete, I am pleased to announce a new organizational structure designed to accelerate the growth potential of our new and expanded product offerings," said Offenbacher. "We have an enviable product portfolio and the experience and global insight of these leaders bring great value to the organization and our customers."

The product line executives will be responsible for program management, product strategy and product line profitability and growth. Inteva's innovative product lines serve a variety of industries including: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, consumer and recreational products, industrial and marine applications.

Pierre Blanchard was formerly the Senior Director of Manufacturing Engineering for the ArvinMeritor Body Systems business group. Additionally, in the last 18 months, he led the Supplier Development activities for Body Systems. Blanchard began his career with ArvinMeritor over 20 years ago as a Manufacturing Engineer and has held positions of progressive responsibility in both France and the United States including serving as Site Manager of the Esson, France facility. Blanchard has a degree in engineering from Institut Catholique des Arts et Metiers.

Bill Hanna has served as Chief Engineer of Closure Systems for Inteva Products since May, 2010. Prior to joining Inteva, Hanna was the Director of Safety Systems Engineering for Delphi Electronics and Safety, residing in Shanghai, China. In this position he was responsible for global engineering across multiple sites manufacturing air bags, steering wheels, seat belts, crash sensing, occupant sensing, and active safety systems. Bill has a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University and a master's degree from Stanford University in Engineering Management.

Stefan Land was most recently the Vice President and General Manager of the ArvinMeritor Body Systems business group, a position he has held since 2008. In 2007 Land was appointed Vice President, Quality for ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems business group. Land joined ArvinMeritor in January 2004 as Senior Director of Global Quality for the Emissions Technology business group after serving in a number of leadership positions within the automotive industry in Germany, including plant and procurement management roles. Land has a degree in mechanical engineering from Berufsakademie, in Stuttgart, Germany.  

Pat Stewart is a member of the executive staff that successfully launched Inteva Products in 2008. He has global engineering responsibility for technical centers in Vandalia, OhioTroy, Mich.; and Wuppertal, Germany. Prior to joining Inteva, Stewart held a wide variety of assignments at Delphi and other suppliers. He has held assignments in material and process, equipment and tooling, product engineering, product design, and program management. Stewart received a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton and a master's degree in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.

About Inteva Products, LLC

Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global supplier offering value-based innovation and environmentally-friendly products that enhance quality and performance. Inteva serves original equipment manufacturers in six key markets: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, marine, consumer and industrial. Focused on delivering high-value quality, on time and on budget, Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interiors Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Inteva is focused on sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and being a best place to work for employees. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and employs over 8,000 people in 18 countries. For more information, please visit www.intevaproducts.com.

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CONTACT: Marco Foley, Director, Communications - Europe, +44 (0) 121 522 5412, mfoley@intevaproducts.com, Misty Matthews, Director, Communications & Public Relations, +1-248-655-8699, Mobile +1-248-925-6176, mmatthews@intevaproducts.com

SOURCE Inteva Products, LLC