HIROTEC Tooling de Mexico Announces Organizational Changes

Auburn Hills, MI., April 23, 2014 – HIROTEC Tooling de Mexico, a subsidiary of HIROTEC AMERICA, an automotive supplier specializing in innovative and flexible assembly tooling and hemming systems announced that Bob Hayes has been appointed President, effective May 5, 2014. In this position, he will oversee the day-to-day management of HIROTEC Tooling de Mexico. Hayes, previously HIROTEC AMERICA’s Manager of Project Management succeeds Gary Krus who will be returning to HIROTEC AMERICA as the Vice President of Business Development.

“Gary Krus has done a fantastic job with the construction and start-up of HIROTEC Tooling de Mexico,” said Katsu Uno, HIROTEC AMERICA Chairman and CEO. “His expertise is now needed to support similar new business endeavors here in the U.S. I have the highest degree of confidence in Bob’s leadership to continue to develop and grow HIROTEC Tooling de Mexico.”

Hayes has been a key leader with HIROTEC for over ten years and has direct experience with managing businesses locally in Mexico. His proven skill sets and fluency in Spanish will also contribute to the growth and continued success of HIROTEC Tooling de Mexico.


HIROTEC AMERICA, Inc. is part of the HIROTEC Group Companies that have worldwide sales in excess of 1.3 billion dollars and 25 locations worldwide. For over 25 years, HIROTEC AMERICA has been providing innovative and highly flexible closure manufacturing solutions to automotive customers around the world. For more information, please visit www.hirotecamerica.com.

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