Jim Markle Joins Lesjöfors Springs America Inc. as VP Sales & Marketing, IAM Division - Engine Builder Magazine

Jim Markle Joins Lesjöfors Springs America Inc. as VP Sales & Marketing, IAM Division

Robert Glynn, vice president and general manager of aftermarket operations for Lesjöfors Group, has announced the appointment of Jim Markle to this key role within the group’s US operation. Markle has many years of experience in the automotive aftermarket.

Jim Markle
Jim Markle

Robert Glynn, vice president and general manager of aftermarket operations for Lesjöfors Group, has announced the appointment of Jim Markle to this key role within the group’s US operation. Markle has many years of experience in the automotive aftermarket. He spent over fifteen years in various positions with RTI Technologies and MAHLE Aftermarket overseeing sales, marketing, product management, and strategic direction.

“We’re delighted to have Jim onboard and feel confident that with his skill set, experience and track record of success and integrity, he will support the transformation of our market position in the US and Canada. We are confident in our proposition and believe that Jim will convey this to the market with real success!” said Glynn.

Most recently before joining Lesjöfors, Markle was in charge of business development at MAHLE Service Solutions. He was recruited by MAHLE to return to the division he left seven years earlier (then called RTI Technologies) to head the commercial development and launch of a new automotive diagnostic tool, TechPRO. In his new role, Markle will lead the efforts of expanding Lesjöfors product sales throughout North America.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Lesjöfors team.” says Markle. “Lesjöfors is the market leader in Europe for good reason. The keys to success for increasing the presence of Lesjöfors in North America are in place: precision engineered and crafted OE quality suspension springs; expanding domestic and Asian coverage that complements a world-leading European product range; a new facility south of Scranton, Pa along the I-81 transportation corridor, and off-the-chart fill rates. I have been in the aftermarket many years and know the attributes of a great company. These fit Lesjöfors to a T.

Markle earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from Lehigh University. Earlier this year Markle completed a University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School program focused on pricing and increasing customer value. He also served in the U.S. Army from 1989 to 1991.

Lesjöfors was established in 1675 and produces the world’s largest range of coil springs for the automotive aftermarket. In addition to replacement coil springs, Lesjöfors also provides market leading ranges of Gas, Leaf and Sport springs. Lesjöfors Automotive customers are parts wholesalers and distributors, supplying components to the aftermarket worldwide.

For more information: www.lesjofors-automotive.com

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