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MANN+HUMMEL CEO Kurk Wilks to Lead MEMA as Board Chairman


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MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association (MEMA), proudly recently announced its new chairman, board members and executive committee for 2024, marking a significant milestone in the organization’s 120-year journey toward future advancements.

The newly elected chairman is Kurk Wilks, president and CEO of MANN+ HUMMEL. Wilks will lead MEMA as chairman of the board of directors, bringing his extensive experience and visionary leadership to the forefront.

Members of the 2024 executive committee are:

  • First vice chairman – Jon Husby, president and CEO, ADAC
  • Second vice chairman – Eric Steinbecher, president automotive aftermarket – Americas, Schaeffler
  • Treasurer –Dominic Grote, president and CEO, Grote Industries
  • Immediate past chair/officer – Marc Blackman, CEO, Gold Eagle
  • President – Bill Long, CEO, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association

“MEMA extends its deepest gratitude to Marc Blackman for his exemplary leadership and guidance during a transformative period,” the association said. “His contributions have been invaluable in shaping MEMA’s path forward.”

Newly elected board members are:

  • Jason Gerding, executive vice president, Transportation Products Group, Marmon
  • John Hanighen, president and CEO, Cloyes

“Their fresh perspectives will enrich the board’s strategic vision,” MEMA said in a news release.

The full list of the 2024 MEMA board of directors is:

  • Chairman – Kurk Wilks, president and CEO, Mann + Hummel
  • First vice chairman – Jon Husby, president and CEO, ADAC
  • Second vice chairman – Eric Steinbecher, Schaeffler
  • Treasurer – Dominic Grote, president and CEO, Grote Industries 
  • Immediate past chair/officer – Marc Blackman, CEO, Gold Eagle
  • President – Bill Long, president and CEO, MEMA, The Vehicle Suppliers Association
  • Mike Alcala, CEO, GNS N.A. 
  • Jason Gerding, executive vice president, Transportation Products Group, Marmon
  • John Hanighen, president and CEO, Cloyes
  • Justin Greenberg, president and CEO, DieselCore
  • Matt Joy, CEO, Hendrickson
  • Tim Musgrave, CEO, Pressure Systems 
  • Chris Pruitt, executive vice president, East Penn
  • Bruce Ronning, senior vice president Global Sales and Commercial Operations, DriV/Tenneco
  • Sandy Stojkovski, CEO, Vitesco

“The board of directors for 2024 reflects a diverse and dynamic group of industry leaders, each bringing unique expertise and vision to MEMA,” the association said. “Their collective experience is set to propel MEMA into a new era of innovation and advocacy for the vehicle supplier industry.”

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