APC Automotive Technologies has recently announced the appointment of Tribby Warfield to the position of Chief Executive Officer and James McCoy to the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Following the merger of AP Emissions and Centric Parts in 2017, the appointments are aligned with further growth of the company’s leadership team.
Warfield brings with her extensive experience in the automotive and industrial markets to her new role. She previously worked for Nitta Corporation as its Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy. She also served as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kaman Fluid Power and Kaman Automation, holding both positions simultaneously. She served in a variety of roles in Gates Corporation over a period of more than 25 years, including President of North American Commercial, President of North American Power Transmission and 11 years in various positions leading Gates European’s operations, commercial sales and marketing groups.
“I’m excited to join APC just as we are starting to see the benefits of bringing together these leading organizations,” says Warfield. “With the strength of our brands, exceptional customer service and talented people, we plan to accelerate APC’s growth through onboarding new customers, expanding into new channels and continuing to grow our product offering to the aftermarket.”
Newly appointed COO McCoy brings more than 25 years of diverse experience to his new management role at APC. Until recently, he was working as the Senior Vice President of Operations at Forterra Inc. He also held key global executive level positions at Pentair Corporation, Tarkett Inc., Gates Corporation and Danaher Corporation. In a statement by the company, APC notes that in his previous roles, McCoy was in charge of multiple facilities and consistently drove performance improvement in cost, quality and service level.
“APC is a strong platform that we believe is positioned to rapidly grow both organically and through acquisition. I’m looking forward to working with Tribby and the APC team in further strengthening our position in the marketplace through exceptional customer service, quality and fulfillment,” says McCoy.
Commenting on the appointments, Mike Barto, President of APC said, “I look forward to working with Tribby and James as we continue to grow the business. Since the merger of AP and Centric, we have planned and executed on multiple initiatives. One of those initiatives was to build out our senior management team. With the appointments of Tribby and James, we have welcomed a pair of experienced leaders to take APC into the future. We are excited about the skills they bring to the Company and know that they will be critical components to our future growth and success.”
Board Member Vange Proimos also expressed his excitement at the news of the appointments. He further added that the company would benefit immensely from the industry expertise and proven leadership that Warfield and McCoy are bringing to its team.