Huston appointed general manager of Gabriel (Ride Control LLC)


Curt Huston
<p>Curt Huston</p>

Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC), announced that Curt Huston has been appointed vice president general manager.

Huston brings over 25 years of automotive and aftermarket industry expertise to his new role including positions at Continental Structural Plastics, Hayes-Lemmerz, Allied Signal (Honeywell) and Azure Dynamics.

“We welcome Curt’s experience as he leads Gabriel in its strategic and aggressive growth plan,” say George Ruhl, president, MAT Holdings, Gabriel’s parent company.

“In his role as general manager, he will be responsible for the Gabriel product portfolio, including engineering, manufacturing, sales, and distribution. Gabriel has become an important business for MAT Holdings since it was acquired on December 10, 2012.

“Gabriel has many growth opportunities. I am excited to aggressively pursue these with the support of the Gabriel leadership team and MAT Holdings,” said Huston. “Gabriel is one of the longest-standing brands in the aftermarket industry and I look forward to expanding and strengthening our customer relationships.”

Mr. Huston has experience in leading, developing and growing small to large cap multinational organizations and was most recently executive director of business development at Continental Structural Plastics.  Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Azure Dynamics where he increased revenue by a factor of 15 in four short years.

Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC), the originator of the world’s first automotive shock absorber in 1907.

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