Centric Parts has promoted Greg Woo to president of Centric Parts, Qualis Automotive, and StopTech. APC Automotive Technologies CEO Hugh Charvat noted that Woo has succeeded Dan Lelchuk, who has taken on a new role as strategic advisor to the APC Automotive Technologies Board-parent company of Centric Parts and AP Exhaust.
Woo, in his new position, will be responsible for all operations and will be the executive team leader for product management, purchasing, and operations for Centric Parts, as well as its Qualis Automotive and StopTech divisions. Woo is a 28-year automotive aftermarket veteran and has served in a variety of top executive positions.
“Greg Woo has been an indispensable part of the Centric family for over a decade,” Charvat said. “His dedication and leadership has played a significant role in helping Centric Parts become North America’s leading manufacturer and supplier of aftermarket brake and chassis components. This promotion is not only a testament to his hard work, expertise, and knowledge of our industry, but also our confidence in his abilities to keep Centric on top and continue to grow the business.
“I would also like to thank Dan Lelchuk for his incredible contribution at Centric, and I look forward to working with him further at APC Automotive Technologies in his new role.”
Woo, before his promotion, served as vice president and general manager of StopTech, the performance brake division of Centric, since 2007. Prior to Centric, he was president of power performance group, which was acquired by Centric in 2007. Woo was also President of APS/Neuspeed from 1998-2004.
“Greg’s extensive experience and knowledge of our business is clear,” Lelchuk added. “He has the well-developed trust, confidence, and critical thinking required to lead Centric. I am very confident in his leadership and what he’ll be able to do for the business going forward.”