NGK Spark Plugs (U.S.A.) Inc. has announced changes within its executive team, which includes the appointment of four individuals.
Clair Stewart has joined the company as vice president of supply chain management. In his new role, Stewart is responsible for procurement, materials, packaging and logistics. Before joining NGK Spark Plugs, Stewart was employed by Autokiniton Global Group for over 15 years, where he most recently served as vice president of supply chain.
Mark Pratt has been promoted to director of supply chain management. In this newly created role, Pratt will be responsible for planning and fulfillment operations. Pratt was previously the general manager of supply chain and has been with NGK Spark Plugs for 28 years.
Jeff Desveaux has been promoted to general manager of strategic growth and partnerships. In this newly created role, Desveaux will be responsible for the creation, sourcing and development of new business opportunities. Desveaux began his career with NGK Spark Plugs Canada in 2003 and most recently held the position of general manager of NGK Spark Plugs Canada.
Richard Ebert joined NGK Spark Plugs in April as general manager of finance, filling a recently vacated position. Before joining NGK Spark Plugs, Ebert held financial roles of increasing responsibility with Johnson Controls and Amcor, where he served as manufacturing finance director. As general manager of finance, Ebert is responsible for financial reporting, corporate accounting, accounts receivable and payables administration, financial planning and analysis, and manufacturing operations finance for NGK Spark Plugs USA.
“I am excited to announce these appointments to our executive team,” said NGK President and CEO Michael Schwab. “We continue to prepare for and create for the future, and the strategic, functional and operational expertise of these individuals and the entire executive team will allow us to maximize our growth potential for many years to come.”