Dayco, engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive aftermarket, has announced the promotion of four aftermarket team members
The promotion of Jay Buckley, Jerry Reeves, Jon Crawford and Sheila Mann is intended to bolster team dynamics and enable a more robust customer experience.
Jay Buckley has accepted the role of Director of Marketing, Catalog & Technical Product Support. Buckley most recently served as Director of Product Management and has been instrumental in the growth of Dayco’s product portfolio since joining the company in 2020. Given his extensive marketing experience within the automotive aftermarket sector and his background as an ASE certified master technician, his new role will enable the Dayco team to better understand customer-specific needs and take Dayco’s market share to the next level. Buckley will also work with the catalog department to create new benchmarks for automotive, heavy-duty and e-commerce customers as well as oversee the technical product team, expanding the company’s library of technical and training information, videos and services.
Jerry Reeves is promoted to Manager of Product Management and will oversee product launches across all applications and industries, taking over the majority of Buckley’s former responsibilities, including leading the entire product team. With over two decades of program management, product launch, engineering and capital planning experience, Reeves will also play an integral role in Dayco’s supplier rationalization efforts and aftermarket product engineering and testing. Reeves joined Dayco two years ago and has been key to the company launching more than a dozen new products in the last 18 months.
Jon Crawford accepted the role of Senior Product Manager, with a focus on Special Projects. Previously Product Manager for the industrial division, Crawford has proven to be an indispensable member of the Dayco team since joining the company in 2020. He has already spearheaded many successful cross-functional projects with finance, sales and distribution. In his new role, he will lead the development and growth of industrial belts and automotive and HD water pumps, as well as handle special assignments crucial to the company.
Sheila Mann has been awarded the role of Financial Controller, Canada, and will continue to support the North American team. Mann joined Dayco almost three decades ago and epitomizes the ‘Move Forward, Always.’ mission, starting as a credit manager and continuing to be promoted a number of times throughout her career with the company. She will oversee budgeting and forecasting for the North American team and collaborate and consult with leadership on strategic financial decisions.
“We are grateful to have such a talented group of passionate and driven professionals at Dayco and want to recognize those who are helping push us to a new level within the industry,” said Tom Tecklenburg, VP of Dayco N.A. Aftermarket. “We have an amazing team of dedicated staff who are working together to help ensure stronger customer relationships and continued growth for the company.”
Dayco is a global leader in the research, design, manufacture and distribution of essential engine drive systems and aftermarket services for automotive, truck, construction, agriculture and industrial applications.
Through its expertise in transferring power quietly and efficiently, Dayco has emerged as the leading global system solutions provider for hybrid electric vehicles. Dayco’s 100+ years of experience in drive systems allows the company to equip all customer applications around the world with the most effective drive systems to meet customer specific performance requirements. Dayco’s world class global distribution network services the aftermarket industry with a full offering of kits and products to meet each local market’s need. Dayco accomplishes this with a dedicated global team that respects one another, shows humility through continuous learning and acts like owners in everything they do.
Dayco has more than 40 locations in 22 countries and over 3,600 associates. For more information about Dayco, visit the company’s website at www.dayco.com.