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Press Release: MANN+HUMMEL President and CEO Elected Vice-Chairman of MEMA Board of Directors

MEMA Board also announces addition of three directors.

Date: April 29, 2022

Kurk Wilks, president and chief executive officer, MANN+HUMMEL, was elected vice-chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) Board of Directors. Wilks joined the MEMA Board in 2021.

“Having Kurk as a vice-chairman of the MEMA Board is aligned with our mission to advance the business interests of the vehicle supplier community,” said Marc Blackman, president and COO, Gold Eagle, and chairman of the MEMA Board. “I look forward to working with Kurk in his new role and during this transformational time in our industry.”

“I’m excited to work with Kurk Wilks as vice-chairman of the MEMA Board,” said MEMA President and CEO Bill Long. “His industry expertise and experience in the global supply chain—original equipment and aftermarket in both the heavy-duty and light vehicle sectors—make him an ideal choice for this role.

During its most recent meeting in April 2022, the MEMA Board welcomed three new directors: Jon Husby, president and CEO, SEG Automotive; Mat Joy, president and CEO, Hendrickson; and Chris Pruitt, executive vice president, sales, finance and administration, East Penn.

“With the addition of Jon, Mat, and Chris, the voice of our industry is amplified,” added Long. “They will be instrumental in guiding the future direction of the MEMA Board and our great organization.”

Other executives serving on the MEMA Board of Directors:                                

  • Chairman: Marc Blackman, President and COO, Gold Eagle

  • Vice-Chairman: Mike Mansuetti, President, Robert Bosch LLC

  • Treasurer: Tom Ward, Sr. Vice President, and President, Repair Systems & Information Group, Snap-on

  • Peter Butterfield, Chairman and CEO, Omega Environmental Technologies

  • Françoise Colpron, Group President, Valeo North America

  • Justin Greenberg, CEO, DieselCore

  • Dominic Grote, President and CEO, Grote Industries

  • Tim Musgrave, President and CEO, Pressure Systems International

  • David Overbeeke, Chairman, Maval Industries

  • Eric Steinbecher, President, Automotive Aftermarket Americas, Schaeffler Group USA

  • Bill Long, President and CEO, MEMA

About MEMA
Since 1904, the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) has been the voice of the automotive and commercial vehicle supplier industry, the largest manufacturing sector in the United States. Across the entire range of new vehicle innovation—from autonomous to zero-emissions technologies—vehicle suppliers are leading the way. Our member companies conceive, design, and manufacture the original equipment systems and technologies that make up two-thirds of the value in every vehicle. Member companies also supply the aftermarket with the parts that keep millions of vehicles on the road, fueling international commerce and society’s need for transportation. And all of our members’ work is done with a focus on public safety and the environment. MEMA is the parent organization of four affiliate associations: Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), MERA – The Association for Sustainable Manufacturing, and Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). MEMA has offices in Southfield, Mich., Research Triangle Park, N.C. and Washington, D.C. Learn more about our organization, our members and the great vehicle supplier community at