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March 27, 2015 13:00 ET

Centric Parts and AP Exhaust Announce Joint Board Appointments

INDUSTRY, CA and GOLDSBORO, NC--(Marketwired - Mar 27, 2015) -  Centric Parts and AP Exhaust Technologies have announced a joint board agreement between the two companies. Under the agreement, AP's executive chairman, Vange Proimos, will join the Centric Parts Board of Directors, and Centric president and CEO, Dan Lelchuk, will join the Board of AP. 

Proimos and Lelchuk have vast experience in the aftermarket hard parts industry and believe the joint board appointments will bolster the position of both companies in the marketplace and promote opportunities to collaborate to better serve customers.

"Vange brings a wealth of knowledge to the Centric Board," said Lelchuk. "His vast experience in the automotive aftermarket will benefit our board and company in many ways while promoting joint go-to-market opportunities between our two companies. This will strengthen both of our businesses and provide benefits to all of our customers."

"Adding Dan to the AP Board is another step toward improving the organizational capability of the AP Exhaust team given his relationships and knowledge of the industry," said Proimos. "As we share best practices and experiences from both companies, it will help elevate our capabilities to better service the aftermarket industry as we strive to be the best companies with which to do business."

Since its founding in 2000, Centric Parts has become North America's leading manufacturer and supplier of brake and chassis components and systems for passenger vehicles, light- and medium-duty trucks, and high performance and racing vehicles under the Centric®, StopTech®, PosiQuiet® and C-Tek® labels among others. Through its StopTech and Qualis Automotive divisions, Centric also supplies components and systems to dozens of OEM and private label customers. With an unparalleled level of research and development in North America, Centric leads the industry in brake and chassis technology innovation, having earned several patents and dozens of industry accolades along the way. The company now operates multiple nationwide facilities encompassing over one million square feet of office, warehouse, research, and manufacturing space.

Founded in 1927, AP Exhaust Technologies has become one of the leading manufacturers and suppliers of automotive, light truck and heavy-duty exhaust and emissions products under the AP®, ANSA®, Cherry Bomb®, TruckEx®, Xlerator® and Silverline® brands among others. With roots that reach back to the very beginnings of the automotive exhaust system business, AP continues to provide the highest quality mufflers, exhaust pipes and catalytic converters to commercial customers and auto service professionals. Utilizing nearly half-a-million square feet of manufacturing area, AP engineers design, fit and test products to exacting standards, using the latest technologies and state-of-the-art processes. With numerous patented designs, AP continues to innovate exhaust and emissions products that offer improved performance and extended service life.

Contact Information

  • For More Information contact:
    Gary Nix
    Director of Marketing & Product Management
    AP Exhaust Technologies
    gnix@apexhaust.com