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Federal-Mogul Motorparts Announces Leadership Changes

SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Dec. 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML), today announced the following changes to its EMEA, Braking and Corporate Development leadership team: 

  • Andrew Sexton elected president, EMEA aftermarket and regional president, EMEA
  • Neville Rudd elected senior vice president, global braking
  • Detlev Baudach elected senior vice president, global OE sales and EMEA aftermarket  commercial strategy
  • Alok Agrawal elected vice president, strategy and corporate development

Andrew Sexton has been named president, EMEA aftermarket and regional president, EMEA, effective immediately. He will report to Ninivaggi. During his 16-year career at Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Sexton has held positions of increasing responsibility including director, Powertrain sealing and bearings – Asia Pacific; general manager, sealing; vice president, sealing and engine; and, most recently, senior vice president, global sealing, engine and underhood service.  He will retain responsibility for the global sealing, engine and underhood service business for the near term and will be based in Kontich, Belgium.

“Andrew started his career with Federal-Mogul in 2000 and has contributed meaningfully to the growth and development of our Powertrain and Motorparts divisions,” said Ninivaggi.  “His extensive global operating experience and proven business unit leadership make him uniquely qualified to advance the commercial success of our aftermarket business while pursuing our long-term financial and strategic growth objectives in the EMEA region.”

Neville Rudd has been named senior vice president, global braking, effective immediately.  He will report to Ninivaggi.  Rudd joined Federal-Mogul Motorparts in 2012 from TRW and has held positions of increasing responsibility as an operations director, vice president, global operations and, most recently, vice president and chief operating officer, global braking.

“Neville brings outstanding leadership to our global braking operations with a focus on safety, quality and innovation,” said Ninivaggi.  “We look forward to his continued contributions in driving operational improvements and excellence in our braking business globally.”

Detlev Baudach has been named senior vice president, global OE sales and EMEA aftermarket commercial strategy, effective immediately.  He will report jointly to Ninivaggi and Sexton.  Baudach will retain his current responsibilities for global OE sales, program management, and marketing.  Baudach joined Federal-Mogul Motorparts in 2009 with prior leadership experience in sales, engineering and operations with several notable European-based automotive companies.

“In connection with the announced regional leadership change, Detlev will be joining the EMEA aftermarket executive team leading EMEA aftermarket commercial strategy, where his focus will be on key account management and development across the region,” said Ninivaggi. 

Alok Agrawal has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, strategy and corporate development, reporting to Ninivaggi.  Prior to joining Federal-Mogul Motorparts, Agrawal held various positions of increasing responsibility with Ford Motor Company, AT Kearney and major automotive suppliers.

“Alok brings vast expertise, gained through his varied corporate development and strategy work assignments in both consultancy as well as with multinational corporations, including a significant period abroad in the Asia Pacific region.  He brings added capabilities to our company and I look forward to his immediate contributions.” 

About Federal-Mogul

Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:FDML) is a leading global supplier of products and services to the world’s manufacturers and servicers of vehicles and equipment in the automotive, light, medium and heavy-duty commercial, marine, rail, aerospace, power generation and industrial markets. The company’s products and services enable improved fuel economy, reduced emissions and enhanced vehicle safety.

Federal-Mogul operates two independent business divisions, each with a chief executive officer reporting to Federal-Mogul's Board of Directors.

Federal-Mogul Motorparts sells and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global vehicle aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, wipers and a range of chassis components. The company’s aftermarket brands include ANCO® wipers; Beck/Arnley premium OE quality parts and fluids; BERU®* ignition systems; Champion® lighting, spark plugs, wipers and filters; Interfil® filters; AE®, Fel-Pro®, FP Diesel®, Goetze®, Glyco®, Nüral®, Payen® and Sealed Power® engine products; MOOG® chassis components; and Ferodo®, Jurid® and Wagner® brake products and lighting.

Federal-Mogul Powertrain designs and manufactures original equipment powertrain components and systems protection products for automotive, heavy-duty, industrial and transport applications.

Federal-Mogul was founded in Detroit in 1899 and maintains its worldwide headquarters in Southfield, Michigan. The company employs nearly 50,000 in 34 countries. For more information, please visit

*BERU is a registered trademark of BorgWarner Ludwigsburg GmbH

Claas Gaertner, Senior Manager, Corporate Communications - EMEA
+49 6434 9149 234

Karen Shulhan, Marketing Communications/Media Relations Manager - Americas

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