TROY, Mich. (July 26)—Collins & Aikman Corp. named Brian J. Batey president of its European Automotive Interior Systems Division. In his new position, Batey will be charged with increasing overall profitability, market share and sales penetration of the unit and helping the company expand its global presence. He previously was president of Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.´s European sealing business, overseeing the tire maker´s operations in England, France, Poland and South America. Prior to that, Batey was group vice president for Lear Corp.´s Italy, Eastern European and Fiat divisions.
Collins & Aikman names president of European auto interior systems
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