PLYMOUTH, Mich., Sept. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Transmission manufacturer TREMEC® today announced the appointment of Jeremy Holt as vice president, where he will be responsible for marketing, sales, application engineering and strategic planning. TREMEC's prior vice president of sales & marketing, Lee Davis, will retire at the end of this year, but will continue to engage in special assignments for the company.
With more than 30 years of management experience in automotive engineering, manufacturing, technology, operations and sales, Holt's appointment is part of a strategic initiative to position the company for continued growth in the global powertrain market.
"We're delighted to have Jeremy join the TREMEC executive team at this exciting time in our company's history," said Bob Neal, TREMEC director. "His approach to cutting-edge automotive technology and background in highly-engineered powertrain products will provide a solid foundation for TREMEC to become a leading global provider of advanced technology transmission systems and components."
"I'm excited to join the TREMEC team at a time when the company's solid foundation in high-quality manual transmissions has been augmented with the acquisition of significant mechatronic technologies and dual clutch transmission system production," Holt said. "I see enormous potential for the company to further establish itself as a leader in transmissions that deliver high efficiency, performance, quality and 'fun to drive' characteristics to meet global market needs for automatic and manual transmissions."
Prior to joining TREMEC, Holt served as president and chief executive officer of NxtGen Emissions Controls Inc. Earlier, he served as president of Ricardo, Inc., as well as executive director of Ricardo plc. Holt began his career as an engineer for AE Group – an engineering company that was acquired by T&N plc and later by Federal Mogul – where he went on to hold a number of engineering and management positions of increasing responsibility.
He received a bachelor of mechanical engineering degree from the University of Bradford in West Yorkshire, England and received a master's degree in business administration from the University of Bradford Management School.
Founded in 1964, TREMEC is a vertically integrated transmission systems manufacturer known worldwide for its high-quality manual transmissions and more recently for its advanced mechatronic gear actuation technology. TREMEC specializes in a variety of torque transfer and powertrain products, including transmissions, gears, shafts, clutches, synchronizers and automation technologies for the global automotive industry. TREMEC employs over 1,700 people at multiple facilities in four countries. TREMEC is a Kuo Group company. For more information, visit www.tremec.com.