The AAM Group has promoted John DeBalso to executive vice president of supplier relations and David Ayers to vice president of operations, the organization announced.
The promotion of DeBalso, an industry veteran who has been with AAM for 16 years, formalizes his position as a member of the executive team, AAM Group said. The former CAN board of directors member will continue to lead AAM’s purchasing, compliance and supplier-relations efforts, including managing a team dedicated to exploring growth opportunities for the organization’s distribution members and supplier partners.
Ayers, previously AAM’s director of marketing and current SEMA TORA Select committee member, will be shifting focus to concentrate on strategic marketing and technology projects and other operational priorities, the company said. Andy Stacy, who was recently promoted to marketing manager, will be assuming oversight of AAM’s day-to-day marketing activities.