Larry W. McCurdy, Chairman of the Board of Affinia Group Inc. since
the company’s inception in 2004, has died at the age of 75. McCurdy was
a highly respected leader within the aftermarket for many years, having
held executive positions with several of the industry’s best known
“Larry was a true leader in every sense of the word,” said Terry R.
McCormack, president and CEO of Affinia Group. “He was always generous
with his knowledge, his time and his trusted relationships within the
industry. Larry served as a wise and patient mentor to our management
team and was very instrumental in helping us formulate our global
strategies. We will greatly miss his valued counsel and his warm
friendship. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family during this
very difficult time.”
McCurdy served as Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive
Officer of Echlin Inc. from March 1997 until its merger with Dana in
1998. After the merger, he served as President of the Aftermarket Group
at Dana Corp. until his retirement in 2000. He joined the Affinia Group
board upon its founding in December 2004.
McCurdy also held senior executive positions at Cooper Industries and
Moog Automotive, where he served as President and Chief Executive
Officer, and with Tenneco, where he served as President of its Walker
Manufacturing subsidiary and Executive Vice President of North American
Operations. McCurdy also served on the Board of Directors of Lear
Corp., Mohawk Industries and General Parts.