Global filtration solutions provider Mann+Hummel has announced a leadership change within the company’s Canadian sales force of their Automotive Aftermarket Americas group.
Steve Ellis has retired from Mann+Hummel as of December 31, 2023, most recently serving as Business Development Manager, FTCA (Canada).
“We are sad to see Steve retire, as he has led our Canadian sales team for nearly 10 years with dedication, compassion, and respect,” said Mike Harvey, Director of Sales – Traditional Channels.
“On behalf of our Mann+HummeL team, we thank Steve for his contributions and wish him only the best in his adventures ahead.”
Patrick Verriet will succeed Ellis as Business Development Manager, based out of the Niagara region of Ontario. The child of an aftermarket family, Verriet’s father worked for WIX Filters for 34 years.
Patrick Verriet went on to earn his Automotive Aftermarket Professional Designation (AAP) in March 2022 and is a graduate of the Leadership 2.0 program, both through Northwood University in Midland, Michigan.
“Patrick has shown incredible drive and passion for this industry since he joined our team in 2016 as a District Sales Manager,” continued Harvey. “Over the past seven years with us, Patrick has proved his ability to drive growth, deliver strong customer service and help shape strategic initiatives.
“We are very excited for Patrick’s future with us, and for the meaningful relationships he will continue to build and pursue within the Automotive Aftermarket.”
Verriet serves as a Board Member with the Automotive Materials Stewardship of Ontario and is the current Chairperson of the Young Professionals in the Aftermarket Committee under the Automotive Industries Association of Canada. He is also a current member of the Canadian Professional Sales Association.
MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global company in filtration technology. Under its two business units Transportation and Life Sciences & Environment, the Ludwigsburg-based Group (Germany develops intelligent filtration and separation solutions that enable cleaner mobility, cleaner air, cleaner water, and cleaner industry. Thus, the 1941 founded family-owned company makes an important contribution to a clean earth and the sustainable use of limited resources. In 2022, over 22,000 employees at more than 80 locations generated a turnover of EUR 4.8 billion.
Further information on MANN+HUMMEL at https://www.mann-hummel.com/