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CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (August 8, 2017) – Automotive aftermarket industry veteran Jesse Jones has joined Cometic Gasket, Inc., and will serve as the northeast Ohio-based organization’s Vice President of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and Production Engine Remanufacturer (PER) Sales.
Jones comes to Cometic with over 35 years of industry experience following a lengthy tenure with Dana Incorporated, including a stop at Mahle Clevite. Most recently, the Northwood University Alumnus was the Senior Manager, Special Markets, for Dana where he was responsible for developing new markets. In that role, Jones led Dana’s reintroduction and launch of the companies’ engine sealing product line incorporating strategy, product offerings, marketing and distribution.
“Jesse Jones has a wealth of experience, is highly regarded within the industry and makes an outstanding addition to the Cometic family,” said Bob Gorman, Founder and CEO, Cometic Gasket, Inc. “As Cometic continues to grow, it’s important that we compliment that growth with talented individuals who can identify new opportunities in the marketplace while maintaining a sharp focus on servicing our already robust OEM and PER customer base. Given Jesse’s expertise and impeccable credentials, we think he’s a perfect fit for this new role.”
Jones will focus his efforts on identifying new opportunities with OEMs and PERs while mining and implementing high volume private label programs within the automotive, powersports and marine markets.
“I am very excited to work with a nimble and innovative company like Cometic Gasket that delivers real solutions and has fun doing it,” explained Jones. “I have been working in the automotive industry all my life, starting as a kid working in my father’s dealership. Through the years I have worked in almost every discipline of the industry and engaged with all market segments including light vehicle, commercial vehicle, performance and off highway. I have always been driven to understand customer needs and deliver solutions.”
Jones, who is a member of several professional organizations including Auto Care Association (ACA) Speciality Equipment Marketing Association (SEMA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), will begin his new role effective immediately.
About Cometic Gasket, Inc.
Cometic Gasket, Inc., is a leading worldwide supplier of gaskets and engine sealing solutions for the Automotive, Powersports, Original Equipment and Remanufactured Engine Industries.
Cometic was founded in 1989 and has grown into a global leader and innovator in the highly competitive engine supplier marketplace.
Housed and headquartered in a 70,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art R&D and manufacturing center in Concord Township, Ohio, Cometic Gasket is family owned and operated, offering over 90,000 SKUs, shipping gaskets and engine sealing solutions across the globe.
Cometic gaskets are the industry standard for championship-winning teams across multiple disciplines of both professional and amateur motorsports.
Cometic products are designed, engineered and manufactured in the United States.
For more information about Cometic Gasket, visit www.cometic.com.
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