TROY, Mich. (Aug. 1)—Thomas E. Evans, whose vision of Collins & Aikman Corp. as a "Mega Tier 2" automotive interior components supplier led to the company's acquisition last year of Textron Automotive's Trim Division, resigned unexpectedly today. The company said he had "elected to retire" but agreed to remain a consultant to Collins & Aikman for up to two years to help Jerry L. Mosingo, 51, move into the role of CEO. Mosingo had served as executive vice president of the Plastic Components and Cockpits group since last year. J. Michael Stepp, executive vice president and chief financial officer, now is non-executive vice chairman of the board and will assume an expanded role in managing corporate staff functions, while David A. Stockman, senior managing director of Collins & Aikman's largest shareholder, Heartland Industrial Partners, becomes non-executive chairman of the board.
Evans resigns as Collins & Aikman chairman and CEO
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