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Prestolite Performance's new President Don Barry
New President Tapped For Prestolite Performance
Auto parts manufacturer names Don Barry as president to manage family of performance brands.
a performance auto parts manufacturer of brands including Mr. Gasket,
ACCEL, ACCEL Motorcycle, Hays, Lakewood, Mallory, Mallory Marine and
Prestolite Proconnect, has named Don Barry as its new president.
Barry stated that he plans to accelerate Prestolite Performance growth
through a focus on new products, brand marketing and world-class
"Prestolite Performance has deep roots in the performance automotive
category, and we will dip back into those roots in order to grow faster
in the future," Barry said. "My new role on the Prestolite Performance
team will be to reinvigorate our brands and add excitement to the
performance automotive industry. With so many exciting opportunities
ahead, I am truly thrilled to become part of the Prestolite Performance
family at such a pivotal point for the company."
With 27 years in the industry, Barry spent more than 16 years of
experience with 3M, including its automotive aftermarket business and as
president of the Consumer Group Europe, based in Paris. He was a senior
vice president at Dorman Products, and was recently CEO at
Barry also is an avowed "car guy." His current project involves
searching for a chassis for his built vintage 392 Hemi, and he has owned
numerous muscle (and other) cars during his lifetime, ranging from a
'64 Mercury Marauder to a '70 LS-6 Chevy Chevelle, and others in