ANN ARBOR, MI — Tecumseh Products Company announced that Jay Pittas has been appointed CEO and two proven industry leaders have taken new commercial management roles. The newly appointed management team includes Doug Murdock, president of the Americas, and Ricardo Maciel, president of EMEA/Asia. Ernani Nunes continues to serve as the SVP of Global Sales & Engineering.
Most recently, Pittas has served as the Chairman of Tecumseh’s Board of Directors since April 2020, and thus has already been an integral part of Tecumseh’s leadership team. Pittas previously served as the president and CEO of Remy International, a supplier of automotive parts for passenger and commercial vehicles. Prior to this position, he served as president of the Wolverine Specialty Materials business, which supplied coated metals for automotive and electronic applications. He has also held international and managerial positions with Honeywell, UOP, and ARI Technologies.
To further accelerate commercial growth, operational excellence, and improved customer service, Pittas has appointed three proven industry leaders to commercial management positions. Doug Murdock, who has served Tecumseh as the president and CEO for over five years, will assume the new role of president of Americas. Ricardo Maciel, a former CEO of SECOP, assumes the president of EMEA/Asia. Ernani Nunes, a former executive from Embraco, will continue to serve as the SVP of Global Sales & Engineering.
“As we all work through these most challenging times, Tecumseh is taking every step possible to further strengthen our Leadership Team, and in turn strengthen the service we deliver to our customers. The steps we’re announcing today speaks to that commitment. We’re thrilled to have Doug and Ricardo and Ernani take on these key leadership positions, and help us drive forward in our continued transformation at Tecumseh,” said Pittas.