SKF has announced the appointment of Tom O’Brien as president of SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM), North America business unit, effective immediately. O’Brien previously served as the interim president for SKF VSM, North America following the passing of Mike McGrath in October. He also has served as the vice president of automotive sales for SKF VSM, North America since joining SKF in 2007.
In his new role, O’Brien will oversee all sales and marketing initiatives for the SKF VSM automotive and heavy duty aftermarkets in North America, and will report to Christer Cedervall, director, SKF, Vehicle Service market global. He will continue to be based at SKF’s Elgin, Ill. office.
"We are pleased to have Tom transition into the role as president for SKF VSM, North America," said Cedervall. "Tom’s keen understanding of the industry and demonstrated managerial and leadership skills in his previous roles at SKF gives him a strong foundation for overseeing the continued success of the SKF Vehicle Service Market."
O’Brien has over 30 years of aftermarket experience with various roles in sales and management.