Dayco has announced the promotion of four aftermarket team members — Jay Buckley, Jerry Reeves, Jon Crawford and Sheila Mann. The move aims to strengthen team dynamics and improve the customer experience, the company says
Jay Buckley has been promoted to Director of Marketing, Catalog & Technical Product Support. With extensive marketing experience within the automotive aftermarket sector and a background as an ASE certified master technician, Buckley’s new role will help Dayco better understand customer-specific needs and take its market share to the next level. He will also work with the catalog department to create new benchmarks for automotive, heavy-duty, and e-commerce customers and oversee the technical product team to expand the company’s library of technical and training information, videos, and services.
Jerry Reeves is now the Manager of Product Management and will oversee product launches across all applications and industries, taking over the majority of Buckley’s former responsibilities, including leading the entire product team. Reeves, with over two decades of program management, product launch, engineering, and capital planning experience, will also play a crucial role in Dayco’s supplier rationalization efforts and aftermarket product engineering and testing.
Jon Crawford has accepted the role of Senior Product Manager, with a focus on Special Projects. In his previous role as Product Manager for the industrial division, Crawford has already spearheaded many successful cross-functional projects with finance, sales, and distribution. He will lead the development and growth of industrial belts and automotive and HD water pumps, as well as handle special assignments crucial to the company.
Sheila Mann, who joined Dayco almost three decades ago, has been awarded the role of Financial Controller, Canada, and will continue to support the North American team. Mann will oversee budgeting and forecasting for the North American team and collaborate and consult with leadership on strategic financial decisions.
“We are grateful to have such a talented group of passionate and driven professionals at Dayco and want to recognize those who are helping push us to a new level within the industry,” said Tom Tecklenburg, VP of Dayco N.A. Aftermarket. “We have an amazing team of dedicated staff who are working together to help ensure stronger customer relationships and continued growth for the company.”