Hawkhead Automotive is pleased to announce that, effective immediately,
Patrick Smith is appointed as the Company’s Chief Executive Officer. Pat
assumes the CEO position after serving since 1998 as Hawkhead’s Vice
President of Sales.
started his career in the friction material industry in 1971 with the
old Raybestos Manhattan Company. He brings a strong repertoire of
technical knowledge and rapport with both the original equipment and
1983, Hawkhead has specialized in providing high quality, cost effective
friction and related materials to the on highway, off highway,
industrial, and specialty markets. Hawkhead’s numerous strategic
alliances allow a broad, comprehensive product line to answer the many
different market needs.
Board feels that Hawkhead Automotive is indeed fortunate to have a most
able replacement for the founder, Russell Ross, and fully supports Pat
Smith in the future growth and service of the company.
Board of Directors
Hawkhead Automotive, Inc.
To our friends and colleagues of Hawkhead:
It is with great regret we inform you of the passing of
Russell Ross, our co-founder and President. He passed away after a brief
illness on January 29th. He will be truly missed by us all.
Russell was a great father, husband, friend, and colleague.
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