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Tom O’Brien Retires as SKF President

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Tom O’Brien, president for SKF Vehicle Service Market North America (VSM NA), retired from the company on May 31. O’Brien held the position of president for SKF VSM NA since early 2014. 

O’Brien has dedicated more than 40 years of experience to the automotive aftermarket industry, including positions in sales, operations and management. He joined SKF as vice president of sales for automotive in 2007 and was promoted to his current position in January 2014. During this period, he managed the sales, marketing and operations of the company’s automotive and heavy duty aftermarket businesses in North America and collaborated on the company’s strategy and growth initiatives with its customers and associates. 

“Tom has been a great leader for our North American Aftermarket unit,” said Don McEntee, vice president of marketing for SKF VSM NA. “His guidance has been invaluable in keeping everyone focused on serving our customers’ needs. It’s been a real pleasure working with Tom. I am sad to see him leave SKF; everyone on our North American team will miss him very much. I wish him all the best in his future endeavors.”

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SKF is a leading global supplier of bearings, seals, mechatronics, lubrication systems, and services which include technical support, maintenance and reliability services, engineering consulting and training. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 15,000 distributor locations worldwide.

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