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Cloyes Gear & Products Appoints CEO

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July 19, 2018—Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc., which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, has hired John Bohenick as chief executive officer, effective July 16.

Based in Fort Smith, Ark., and founded in 1921, Cloyes is involved in the design, development, manufacturing, and distribution of timing drive systems and components for replacement applications in the automotive aftermarket and high-performance racing segment. 

Bohenick joins Cloyes with over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer of Dayco, a manufacturer of engine products and drive systems supplier for the automotive, industrial and aftermarket industries.

Prior to that, Bohenick served as president, SKF Sealing Solutions, a business unit of AB SKF, a global leader for design and manufacturing of bearings, seals, lubrication, mechatronics and services. He previously spent 20 years working for the Gates Corporation, a global manufacturer of power transmission and fluid power components, systems and services, in a variety of leadership roles culminating in being named president. His career also included working for General Motors on powertrain and vehicle systems.

Bohenick holds a Bachelor of Science with Distinction in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University.

“The Cloyes brand name is very strong and well recognized in the automotive aftermarket and I’m excited to have the opportunity to lead the organization,” said Bohenick. “With our talented employees, strong customer base, and industry-leading systems and products, we will execute our strategic plan and grow our business in the automotive aftermarket both in North America and globally. I look forward to sharing my experiences and contributing to the growth of Cloyes.”

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