AP Exhaust Technologies has appointed Hugh Charvat as CEO and member of the AP Exhaust executive team. Evangelos “Vange” Proimos will continue as the company’s executive chairman, working directly with Charvat on developing the company’s strategies, growing the business organically and through acquisitions, and supporting AP Exhaust’s customer relationships.
Charvat joins AP Exhaust with over 25 years of experience in the automotive and truck aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) industries. In his most recent role, he served as chairman, president and CEO of Schrader International, a global manufacturer and distributor of pressure-related valve and sensing technologies, according to AP Exhaust.
“We are truly excited to have Hugh join AP Exhaust as our CEO. He is the ideal candidate to build on the solid foundation that AP Exhaust has established in the industry,” Proimos said. “Hugh is a seasoned and proven industry leader with more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry and, specifically, in the automotive and heavy duty exhaust aftermarket. Hugh’s familiarity with AP Exhaust goes back to 1998 when he was a customer.”
“I’m honored and energized for the opportunity to lead this outstanding organization,” Charvat said. “The team at AP Exhaust has built a strong and well respected brand in the automotive aftermarket and has a proven track record of delivering industry leading products and outstanding service to their customers. I look forward to working with the team at AP Exhaust to continue to build upon their successes and drive continued growth through industry leading service levels and product breadth.”