Tom Benson, president of Cequent Performance Products, will be retiring at the end of April.
John Aleva, currently president of Cequent Consumer Products, will succeed Benson and be promoted to the new position of president, Cequent Americas, effective April 28.
In this new role, Aleva will lead the Cequent Americas segment, consisting of Cequent Consumer Products and Cequent Performance Products, which, over time, will be integrated. Aleva will report to Mark Zeffiro, group president of Cequent.
Aleva was appointed president of Cequent Consumer Products in October 2005. He joined the company as director of integration in 2003, before which he worked in the Detroit office of Deloitte Consulting and also held positions at an automotive OEM manufacturer and a Tier 1 supplier.
Aleva holds a master of business administration and a master of science in electrical engineering, both degrees from the University of Michigan, and a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from Michigan Technological University.