Inkster, Michigan-John Hrit has been appointed vice president of operations with the Hillsdale Division of EaglePicher Inc.,
David Treadwell, division president, made the announcement.
Hrit will oversee all manufacturing engineering, quality and manufacturing operations within seven divisions located in Michigan, Indiana, Tennessee and Mexico. Hillsdale Division manufactures precision machined components and assemblies, including noise/vibration/harshness (NVH) components, knuckles/corner systems and pump components.
The division is the first North American supplier with custom rubber compounding and manufacturing as well as precision-machining capabilities, said the firm's statement.
The division's technical centre is dedicated to development and testing of vibration-control systems, hydraulic pumps and testing of engine and chassis dynamometers. It has a metallurgical laboratory, prototype machining facilities and CAD/CAM/FEA capabilities.