ANN ARBOR, MI – Following last week’s news announcing a restructured marketing operation, today Affinia Group announced that it has added two new members to its corporate finance team and also realigned the duties of some existing corporate finance managers. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement “This finance team, under the leadership of our CFO Thomas Madden, will assure that we stay on course to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers and our investors,” said Terry McCormack, Affinia’s president and chief executive officer. “Our comprehensive restructuring program continues to move forward according to plan. As we achieve our immediate goals, we will continue to implement organizational change that will position us for success with our longer-range strategic initiatives.” The company has appointed David Shears to the position of director of internal audit, and Mark Trinske to the position of director of investor, public and government relations. Shears joins Affinia Group from Metaldyne Corp., a privately held auto parts manufacturer, where he served as director of internal audit services. At Affinia, he will be responsible for global internal auditing. Mark Trinske will be responsible for the flow of financial and strategic information to investors, press and public. Trinske will also provide a liaison to various governmental agencies. He was formerly with ProQuest Co., where he held the position of vice president, investor relations. Under the newly aligned corporate finance structure, Pat Flanagan has been promoted from corporate controller to chief accounting and financial compliance officer. In this expanded role, Flanagan will be responsible for, among other things, compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Advertisement Walt Nevolis, formerly Affinia’s director of audit and compliance, has been named director, IT business office. Nevolis will be responsible for IT corporate compliance, corporate technology investments and will interface with IT providers. Nevolis will also serve as a financial analyst to the company’s business architecture group. Chuck Mendeljian, vice president of customer financial services, will join the finance department in the same capacity. Mendeljian’s extensive experience in the analysis and management of customer credit will result in closer integration within the finance department. “These changes greatly strengthen our audit, communications and compliance functions,” said Thomas Madden, Affinia Group’s chief financial officer. “With these additions and this realignment, our finance organization is well positioned to support our current growth as well as our long-range strategic initiatives.” For more information about Affinia, go to: http://www.affiniagroup.com.
AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement BBB Industries has announced the addition of automotive aftermarket industry veteran Joe Bergsieker as regional vice president – sales, effective immediately.Bergsieker will report to Chris Garner, BBB Industries’ executive vice president of sales, and will lead the company’s sales team and efforts for program buying groups. He will be based in the Chicago area in this new role.Commenting on the appointment, Garner said, “We are delighted to further strengthen our industry-leading team with Joe’s strong track record of sales growth, new product introduction and excellent customer service. We are confident his significant aftermarket industry experience will drive and support our continued growth and our customer’s overall success.”Prior to joining BBB Industries, Bergsieker served more than 20 years in increasingly responsible sales and marketing roles with Bosch. He also served three years in the U.S. Army before earning his Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from the University of Montana and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Keller Graduate School of Management.
Bournemouth 2 Everton 1: Late Fraser second ends hosts’ eight-match winless run Ryan Benson Last updated 1 year ago 00:59 12/31/17 Getty Images Bournemouth lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a rare win thanks to Ryan Fraser’s late second in a 2-1 defeat of Everton. Ryan Fraser’s dramatic late second goal secured Bournemouth a 2-1 win over Everton at the Vitality Stadium, ending their eight-match winless run in the Premier League and lifting them out of the bottom three.Everton looked set to leave with a point after Idrissa Gueye cancelled out Fraser’s first goal, but Bournemouth kept battling and the midfielder sealed all three points with a minute of normal time remaining, courtesy of a shot that took a huge deflection to beat Jordan Pickford.The hosts appeared the more purposeful in attack during the first half and were good value for the lead when Fraser rounded off an incisive counter-attack in style with 33 minutes played. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player However, Sam Allardyce introduced Wayne Rooney – who had been suffering from illness – at half-time and he helped Everton produce an instant improvement, which resulted in Gueye drawing the visitors level in the 57th minute with only his second Premier League goal for the club.Bournemouth’s luck appeared to have deserted them when Jordon Ibe saw an effort strike the crossbar with nine minutes to go.But Fraser drove at Everton late on and saw his shot flick off Phil Jagielka to spark scenes of jubilation on the Bournemouth bench, as they claimed their first league win since November 18 and inflicted a maiden defeat on Allardyce since he took over the Toffees.What an effort! Fraser’s brace seals a dramatic victory over @Everton! #BOUEVE | #afcb pic.twitter.com/PWa9LR3ajL— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 30, 2017Bournemouth shaded things during the early exchanges, though chances were at a premium and the standard of football on display was generally poor.Callum Wilson did at least manage to test Pickford from the edge of the area in the 18th minute, but the goalkeeper was equal to the challenge.The next shot on either goal came 10 minutes later, with Pickford again making a fairly straightforward stop to turn an Ibe strike wide of his left-hand post.But the England international could do little to prevent Bournemouth taking a deserved lead just after the half-hour mark.Wilson held the ball up just outside the Everton area and fed Joshua King down the right flank, with the Norway international clipping an inch-perfect cross to the back post for Fraser to convert with an acrobatic effort.The little man with a big goal… #BOUEVE | #afcb pic.twitter.com/i2i7dDF7rF— AFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) December 30, 2017Allardyce brought Rooney on for James McCarthy at half-time and Oumar Niasse followed soon after, ensuring Everton had more threat in attack.They were gifted a way back into the game, however, as Simon Francis’s woeful pass out from the back was seized upon by Gylfi Sigurdsson. He found Niasse in the area and the substitute produced a lovely flick to Gueye, who finished emphatically from just inside the box.Wilson nearly restored Bournemouth’s lead with the very next attack, but Pickford did well to repel the striker’s effort.Ibe went even closer nine minutes from time, cutting in from the right and seeing a left-footed drive clip the top of the crossbar.Bournemouth’s persistence then eventually paid off in the 89th minute as they claimed a precious winner. Fraser ran in to the left side of the area, cut on to his right foot and fired in a shot that deflected off Jagielka to loop beyond the reach of Pickford. Key Opta stats: – Everton conceded two goals against Bournemouth, as many as they had shipped in their previous six Premier League games under Sam Allardyce.- Josh King has had a hand in 31 Premier League goals for Bournemouth (24 goals, 7 assists), 12 more than any other player.- Idrissa Gueye scored his first goal in his last 32 Premier League appearances, since netting against Sunderland in February.- Oumar Niasse has scored three and assisted one in his last six Premier League sub appearances. read more