Max Dull, general manager, MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions, has announced the appointment of Jim Markle as business development manager. Markle has many years of experience in the automotive aftermarket in the automotive maintenance equipment segment. He spent 13 years in a variety of marketing positions for RTI Technologies (now MAHLE Service Solutions) overseeing sales, marketing and product management.
“Jim’s past experience and expertise with the company proved valuable in choosing him to serve in this essential role for the new Service Solutions division of MAHLE,” explained Dull.
Dull said Markle will conduct research related to new markets, new products and services, and listening to the voice of customers to ensure the company’s programs are aligned to meet their needs. In addition, he will be responsible for identifying customer prospects, developing sales and pricing strategies, and generating new business sales.
Before joining MAHLE Service Solutions, Markle oversaw key accounts as manager of government and corporate accounts for Visual Sound, Inc. in Mechanicsburg, Pa. He was an infantry team leader for the U.S. Army from 1989 to 1991 and was awarded the “Expert Infantry Badge.” Markle earned a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of New Mexico and an MBA from Lehigh University.
Formerly the RTI Division of MAHLE Aftermarket, the division is now MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions with the official name change effective on November 1, 2014.
MAHLE Aftermarket, Service Solutions, specializes in the development, manufacturing and distribution of automotive maintenance equipment, including air conditioning service, fluid exchange and nitrogen tire inflation systems. For more information about MAHLE Aftermarket visit www.mahle-aftermarket.com.