After 44 years, automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. (Jack) Lorimer retired on April 1. Lorimer started his career with Gates Rubber Company in 1970. His career included being Zone Sales Manager at Champion Parts Rebuilders, General Manager at Patton Distributors, Vice President of APS Inc. (Big A Auto Parts), Vice President & General Manager of Midland Heavy Duty Systems (now Haldex), President of Dacco Inc., Director, A/M, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, and most recently as CEO of BU Drive Inc. USA.
BU Drive USA recently entered into a joint venture with IPD, Inc. The new company formed is called IPD Turbocharging Systems LLC. Lorimer has spent the last two months in a consulting position with IPD to help with a streamlined transition.
Lorimer has also been an active participant and frequent presenter at many of the industry’s leading associations and organizations, such as HDAW, Heavy Duty Forum, CFS, NWRA, ADS and others.
“As my retirement approaches I look back in amazement at the speed of which the last 44 years has gone by,” Lormier said. “I am blessed to have had a long and satisfying career for which I was so passionately involved. I leave this industry with many fond memories, a great many wonderful stories and many dear friends and acquaintances. I want to thank the myriad of people who helped my career along the way. It would have been impossible to achieve my success without the support of my family, friends and colleagues along the way.”