Truck Hero, Inc., Hires Bill Bowling As Executive Vice President Of OperationsFriday, March 8, 2019

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ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN, March 8, 2019– Truck Hero, Inc., the market leader for a wide range of functional truck and Jeep® accessories, announces the appointment of Bill Bowling as Executive Vice President of Operations, reporting to the company’s Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Kneifl.

In his role of Executive Vice President of Operations, Bill will have oversight and responsibility for the Truck Bed Cover Brand Companies with focus on building high performing teams, optimizing cost structure and deploying lean concepts.

“We are excited to welcome Bill to Truck Hero and to add his operations expertise to our leadership team,” said Kneifl. “He has been extremely successful particularly in the areas of Lean Manufacturing, Operational Leadership Excellence, Continuous Improvement and Cost Reduction/Avoidance.”

Bill brings 20 years of experience in the automotive industry leading multi-site organizations and strategic operational initiatives.  Bill has held positions of increasing responsibility, most recently with Tenneco Automotive as the Regional Director of Operations for Tenneco Clean Air North America overseeing seven plants and over 3000 employees at peak production.  Bill’s prior leadership positions include Faurecia Clean Air North American Division’s Industrial Director, Commercial Vehicle Operations Manager with responsibility for the Cummins Emission Solutions and Faurecia Clean Air North American manufacturing Partnership, as well as Plant Manager of the Faurecia Gladstone Commercial Vehicle Manufacturing Plant. Bill also held multiple positions with Bosal International North America.

Bill holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Management Systems Engineering from West Virginia University.

About Truck Hero, Inc.

Headquartered in Ann Arbor, MI, Truck Hero provides consumers a full range of truck bed covers and other truck and Jeep accessories with market leading functionality, engineering, quality, and design.  The breadth of Truck Hero’s product offering is vast, including: hard and soft truck bed covers, truck caps, bed liners, floor liners, steps, suspension kits, Jeep® parts and off-road accessories. Truck Hero’s industry leading family of brands includes Advantage, A.R.E., BAK, BedRug, Extang, Husky Liners, N-FAB, Omix-ADA, Retrax, Rugged Liner, Rugged Ridge, Superlift, TruXedo, UnderCover and an online retailer, RealTruck.  All of the companies in the Truck Hero family are recognized as premier brands and are leaders in product innovation. For more information, please visit our website at

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