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Centric Parts names sales and marketing VP

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Centric Parts names sales and marketing VP

Centric Parts, a North American manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake components and systems, has named Paul Stewart executive vice president of sales and marketing, a new position.

Stewart will oversee performance, fleet, program group and medium duty sales. He will report directly to Dan Lelchuk, CEO and president.

Stewart joined Centric Parts when the company acquired Qualis Automotive in July 2013. He co-founded Qualis in 1999 and most recently served as vice president, sales and marketing.

“Paul brings an outstanding track record of sales and marketing success to the team,” says Lelchuk. “His vast experience in the automotive aftermarket, particularly in brake and chassis, will benefit the company in many ways, and his intimate understanding of our Qualis operations, customers and product range will be invaluable.”

Stewart also has held management positions in marketing and sales for AlliedSignal (Fram/Bendix/Autolite); Cooper Industries/Champion Spark Plug; Koni Shocks (ITT Automotive); and ITT Aimco, according to Centric Parts.

The Industry, Calif.-based company manufacturers and markets aftermarket brake components and systems under the Centric, C-Tek, PosiQuiet and StopTech brands. For more information, visit

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