Hastings Manufacturing Co. has promoted two executives to new positions
at the nearly 100-year-old American manufacturer of piston rings.
Thomas DeBlasis has been promoted to the position of director of
national sales. DeBlasis will have responsibility for piston ring sales
throughout the United States and Canada.
DeBlasis has more than 30 years in the automotive aftermarket with the
last two and a half years with Hastings Manufacturing as its national
sales manager. He has a business degree from John Carroll University.
DeBlasis will report to Bob Kollar, Hastings’ vice president of
Hastings also announced the promotion of Jeffrey Guenther to the
position of senior director of international sales and worldwide
marketing. Guenther will focus on the sales opportunities throughout
much of the world, including Mexico, Puerto Rico, South America,
Africa, Middle East, India, Europe and China.
Guenther has more than 20 years with Hastings, having joined the
company after graduating from Central Michigan University with degrees
in marketing, advertising and psychology. He will report to Bob Kollar,
Hastings’ vice president of customer satisfaction.