Permatex recently announced several organizational changes in its Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) Group. These include the appointment of Lee Burtelson as new vice president and general manager for engine repair, the retirement of his predecessor Andy Robinson, and the promotion of Dan Clarke to lead traditional aftermarket sales. The announcement was made by Mark Severin, ITW Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) group president.

Burtelson is responsible for all activities of the Automotive Aftermarket (AAM) Group. Prior to his appointment, Burtelson was VP of strategic marketing for the ITW Fluids Platform. He joined ITW in 2015 and was a primary force in reviving organic growth in the Fluids Platform.

Robinson retired after a career of almost 20 years with ITW. Robinson played a key role in the integration process when ITW first acquired the Permatex business in 2005 and has held the VP/GM position at Permatex since 2008. He is credited with helping Permatex maintain its significant market share in the business and set the gold standard in all of ITW for operational efficiency.

Prior to his retirement, Andy Robinson promoted Dan Clarke to sales director for the U.S. traditional aftermarket and noted, “Dan has done an excellent job in developing and marketing our products as well as commercializing new products and managing activities affecting profitability and product life cycle. We are delighted to have him as the leader of our traditional sales team and look forward to his contributions to the growth of the AAM Engine Repair Business.”

Clarke has been with Permatex since 2015 and has served as its senior product manager.