Qingdao Haizhilong Machinery Co., Ltd., (HZL) a leading manufacturer of OE-grade automotive water pumps, fly wheels and vacuum pumps, announced that it has named John Casanova, president – North America of NovaPacific, Inc., its newly formed manufacturing operation in Toledo, OH. NovaPacific was incorporated on February 11, 2016.
John Casanova is an accomplished 30-year veteran of the automotive aftermarket industry. Prior to being appointed president of NovaPacific, Casanova served in senior executive sales, marketing and operational roles for such notable industry brands as Visteon, Fram Filtration, Carter and Trico, to name a few.
NovaPacific is a leading manufacturer of TUV and ISO/TS 16949:2009 Certified automotive water pumps. NovaPacific manufactures an extensive range of water pump SKUs under TS16949, covering nearly every automotive aftermarket vehicle model. NovaPacific implements enterprise-wide Kaizen-driven continuous improvement processes in an effort to deliver “zero defect” products and 99% fill rates.
“I am very excited about this opportunity. The name NovaPacific is derived from the idea of a brilliant new star emerging from the Pacific region,” stated Casanova. “It is my intention, through NovaPacific, to reinvent the automotive supply customer experience.”
NovaPacific water pumps will be made available through automotive distributors and retailers.
For more information: www.novapacificus.com