Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC), the inventor and global leader in automotive ride control technology, announces the strengthening and expansion of their automotive aftermarket sales team, reporting to Brian Kirts, Vice President of Sales for GRIE & Gabriel.
Gabriel welcomes Jason Hathaway as Sales Director, Traditional Aftermarket for Canada. Jason will be responsible for the Traditional Aftermarket channel and work to grow Gabriel business with buying groups and warehouse distributors in Canada. Jason comes to Gabriel from Brake Parts Inc., where he excelled as the Sales Director for the US and Canadian Markets.
Jason is also a competitor in the NASCAR Pinty’s Series stock car racing series and the 2020 series Champion.
Gabriel is also pleased to announce that Brad Wiechelman has joined the automotive aftermarket team as Sales Director, Traditional Aftermarket for the West Region. Brad will be responsible for the Traditional Aftermarket channel and work to grow Gabriel business with buying groups and warehouse distributors in the West Region. Brad comes to the Gabriel from Brake Parts Inc. where he excelled in National Aftermarket Sales and Account Management.
Another recent addition to strengthen the Gabriel Automotive Aftermarket Sales Team includes Paul Oleandi Jr., joining Gabriel as National Sales Director, Traditional Aftermarket. In his new role, Paul will have the responsibility to grow the Gabriel ride control business through traditional, independent warehouse distributors, and national chain and independent repair centers. Paul has five years of experience at Brake Parts Inc. and eighteen years of automotive aftermarket experience in both performance and traditional markets.
“Gabriel is very pleased to welcome these very talented individuals to our team,” said Brian Kirts, Vice President of Sales for GRIE & Gabriel. “All of these professionals have the industry experience, existing relationships and the right skill set to drive sales and gain market share.”