Centric Parts Names VP of StopTech

Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, has named Wilson Dias as the new vice president and general manager of its StopTech division. StopTech is Centric Parts’ high performance and racing brand.

Dias will oversee sales, design engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and quality. Greg Woo, recently promoted to president of Centric Parts, noted that Dias is the latest industry executive joining APC/Centric Parts as the company positions itself for further growth in its core business of brake system and chassis components.

“We are extremely excited to have Wilson Dias head up our StopTech division and congratulate him on joining our team. Wilson comes to us with a wealth of experience in business development, customer management, and product portfolio strategies. His expertise in global manufacturing and supply relationships will go a long way in helping us to substantially grow and expand our business,” Woo said.

Before joining Centric, Dias served at Honeywell for over 13 years in several senior-level capacities, including business director for turbo and thermal products, global business director for thermal products, and product line manager for thermal engineering, and senior program manager. Prior to Honeywell, Dias was the OEM business manager for AlliedSignal in Brazil.

“Wilson comes to us with a breadth of knowledge that he has gained over his extensive management career in the automotive and aerospace markets,” said Steve Ruiz, Centric Parts vice president of engineering and R&D, and co-founder of StopTech. “His expertise in new technology development and manufacturing processes will prove invaluable as we continue to innovate new products and programs for our StopTech business.”

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