Smalley retiring from Dayton Parts

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Updated Jul 24, 2016

daytonDayton Parts, LLC, announced Friday the impending retirement of Gary Smalley, president and CEO.

Smalley has decided to retire later this year after 20 years of leading Dayton Parts. Paul Anderson has been promoted to president, effective July 5.

Over the next 90 days, Smalley and Anderson will work together to implement a transition plan by which time Anderson will also assume the role of CEO, the company says.

Over his career, Smalley’s strong leadership and vision was the driving force in Dayton Parts growth. He led the company caring about the employees, customers and created a results driven company. He is well respected in the industry and continues to be very active serving on many industry organizations as a board member.

The entire Dayton Parts family thanks Smalley for his leadership and passion and wishes he and his family all the best in their next chapter in life, the company says.

Stepping into the president role is Anderson, who has been with Dayton Parts for 32 years. He was recently vice president of Manufacturing for both the Harrisburg, Pa., and Durant, Okla., facilities. Over the years, Anderson has held various positions of increasing responsibility from Marketing roles to Product Management.  His experience will allow Dayton Parts to continue the success and growth the company has seen over the past 20 years, the company says.

In addition to its change at the top, Dayton Parts also announces:

  • Tony Beninsky has been promoted to vice president of Manufacturing. Beninsky brings with him more than 28 years of leaf spring engineering and manufacturing experience.  He succeeds Anderson in the role.
  • Felipe Bumagny has been promoted to a newly created position of Vice president of Business Development. In his role, Bumagny will have the responsibility of the oversight of Sales, Marketing and Purchasing to assist in increasing sales, market share and Dayton Parts competitive position.
  • Lori Rhinehart has been promoted to vice president of Human Resources. Under her leadership, the Human Resources department at Dayton Parts has dramatically increased in both expertise and capabilities. Rhinehart will have responsibility for all Human Resource functions for all locations of Dayton Parts.

“Dayton Parts has a strong leadership team and these appointments will continue to fuel the growth and improve our relationships with our customers,” the company says. “Paul, Tony, Felipe, and Lori bring significant years of industry experience to their new roles.  Their experience will help Dayton Parts continue to adapt and change to our customers’ needs, creating a mutual beneficial relationship between Dayton Parts and our customers.”

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