Jyco Announces 3 Key Hires To Global Project Management Team

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Jyco hires three more managers as TPV automotive weathersealing leader gears up for new contracts with GM.

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Tim Slanic will be responsible for global engineering support of the GSUV program launch for GM Asia

This high level of program management experience and talent is the perfect fit with our strategies for growth, customer satisfaction, and continuing to set the standard of excellence for automotive sealing technology.

Jyco Sealing Technologies has announced three additional hires to its global project management team. The announcement was made as the leader in TPV automotive weathersealing systems gears up for two new contracts with General Motors.

Scott Armstrong will manage global engineering support for weathersealing systems that Jyco is designing and manufacturing for GM’s T300 program. Prior to joining Jyco, Armstrong was a project manager with CooperStandard, where he launched weatherstrip parts for nine vehicles over six years.

Timothy Slanec was named program engineer responsible for global engineering support of the GSUV program launch for GM Asia. Prior to joining Jyco, Slanec was a project engineer at CooperStandard for seventeen years, during which time he launched parts for ten vehicles.

Hung Tran has been named program and engineering manager for Jyco Asia. Based in Shanghai, Tran will manage product development and programs for all OEMs. He joins Jyco from SKV Group, where he was business development manager.

“We’re proud to add Hung, Tim and Scott to the Jyco Team,” said Shawn Jyawook, Jyco’s chief operating officer. “This high level of program management experience and talent is the perfect fit with our strategies for growth, customer satisfaction, and continuing to set the standard of excellence for automotive sealing technology.”

The announcement was made as Jyco gears up weatherseal design, engineering and production for GM’s new line fuel-efficient small family cars and sport utility vehicles. Jyco recently doubled the size of its manufacturing plant in Guaymas, Mexico. Expanded production plans are also being made for Jyco’s plants in China and Sherbrooke, Quebec.

Since its founding in 2000, Jyco has become recognized as a world leader in the design, engineering and process technology for thermoplastic vulcanizate (TPV) sealing systems. In addition to performance advantages, the company’s proprietary TPV/TPE compound, JyFlex, offers eco-friendly benefits such as lighter weight, increased durability, 100% recyclable scrap and a production process that is free of VOCs and particulate emissions.

Jyco has operations in Canada, China, Japan, Mexico and the United States. The company’s global headquarters are in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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