BBB Industries LLC, a remanufacturer of aftermarket vehicle parts based in Daphne, has announced three changes to its senior leadership and the opening of its new 20,000-square-foot Technology Center in Michigan.
The new Technology Center, outside of Detroit, will help the company accelerate development of remanufactured solutions for battery electric vehicle and other electronic technologies.
The changes in employment are in the areas of company leadership, governance and new technologies.
James T. (Tim) Garner has been appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer of the company, replacing Michael Hansen who is leaving. Garner joins BBB following the successful sale of IXS Holdings, where he served in the same capacity. Garner’s experience and long track record of successful building and leading strong finance and accounting teams in fast paced global environments will strengthen BBBs area of governance.
Thomas Sheppard has been appointed executive vice president and chief information officer, replacing Ken Jatczak who is retiring. Sheppard most recently served in the same role at Brake Parts Inc., where he led the implementation of an ERP solution along with many other business system improvements. Sheppard is expected to lead BBB’s effort to establish both a world-class IT system and an industry leading organization to improve customer service, increase productivity and enhance governance.
Jeffrey Bigler, who co-founded BBB along with his brother and father, will now serve on the board of directors where he will sponsor several long-term operational projects while also providing guidance and counseling.