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Centric Parts Names Wilson Dias VP/GM of StopTech Division

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Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, reports Wilson Dias has joined the company as vice president/general manager of its StopTech division.

StopTech is Centric Parts’ high performance and racing brand. Dias will oversee sales, design engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and quality. Greg Woo, recently promoted to president of Centric Parts, made the announcement and noted that Dias is the latest industry executive joining APC/Centric Parts as the company positions itself for further growth in its core business of brake system and chassis components. 

“We are extremely excited to have Wilson Dias head up our StopTech division and congratulate him on joining our team,” says Woo. “Wilson comes to us with a wealth of experience in business development, customer management, and product portfolio strategies. His expertise in global manufacturing and supply relationships will go a long way in helping us to substantially grow and expand our business.”

Before joining Centric, Dias served at Honeywell for over 13 years in several senior-level capacities.

Steve Ruiz, Centric Parts vice president of engineering and R&D, and co-founder of StopTech, also comments, “Wilson comes to us with a breadth of knowledge that he has gained over his extensive management career in the automotive and aerospace markets. His expertise in new technology development and manufacturing processes will prove invaluable as we continue to innovate new products and programs for our StopTech business.”

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