Centric Parts, a division of APC Automotive Technologies, has named Wilson Dias as Vice President/General Manger of its StopTech division, the company’s high-performance and racing brand.
Dias will oversee sales, design engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and quality. Greg Woo, recently promoted to President of Centric Parts, made the announcement and noted that Dias is the latest industry executive joining APC/Centric Parts as the company positions itself for further growth.
“We are extremely excited to have Wilson Dias head up our StopTech division and congratulate him on joining our team,” said Woo. “Wilson comes to us with a wealth of experience in business development, customer management, and product portfolio strategies. His expertise in global manufacturing and supply relationships will go a long way in helping us to substantially grow and expand our business.”
Before joining Centric, Dias served at Honeywell for over 13 years in several senior-level capacities, including Business Director for Turbo/Thermal Products, Global Business Director for Thermal Products, and Product Line Manager for Thermal Engineering, and Senior Program Manager. Prior to Honeywell, Dias was the OEM Business Manager for AlliedSignal in Brazil.
Dias holds Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and Automotive Engineering from FEI, SBC, Brazil and an MBA from Fundacão Getulio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a Lean Green Belt and a Six Sigma Green Belt. Dias is fluent in English, Spanish, and his native Portuguese.