Brian Bender Announces Retirement from SBI, Tom DeBlasis to Succeed as President - Engine Builder Magazine

Brian Bender Announces Retirement from SBI, Tom DeBlasis to Succeed as President

Brian Bender, president and CEO of S.B. International, Inc. (SBI), a global supplier of cylinder head components, has announced his retirement after 34 years with the company. Tom DeBlasis has been appointed to succeed him as president, effective July 15, 2017.

Brian Bender, president and CEO of S.B. International, Inc. (SBI), a global supplier of cylinder head components, has announced his retirement after 34 years with the company. Bender, one of SBI’s original employees, will assist in the transition to the new president and will remain as a consulting member of the SBI Board of Directors.

As Bender’s successor, the company’s board of directors has appointed Tom DeBlasis as president, effective July 15, 2017.

Tom DeBlasis

SBI Chairman of the Board Christine Barggren stated, “I am so grateful to Brian for his many years of leadership and service to SBI to help build our company into what we are today, and I look forward to continuing our success under Tom.”

DeBlasis has most recently served as vice president of sales for SBI and will apply his 41 years of sales and management experience in the automotive aftermarket to continuing the growth of SBI, expanding the presence of the SBI and K-Line brands globally, managing daily operations as well as directing product, sales, marketing, and distribution strategies.

SBI, currently in its 35th year of business located in Nashville, offers complete valve train and cylinder head component coverage for the automotive, heavy-duty truck, performance, marine, agricultural, earth-moving, and industrial engine markets worldwide.

For more info: www.sbintl.com

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