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SBI President & CEO Announces Retirement; Successor Named
July 14, 2017
The company’s board of directors has appointed Tom DeBlasis (pictured) to serve as president, replacing Brian Bender, who recently announced his retirement after 34 years with S.B. International, Inc.
SBI President & CEO Announces Retirement; Successor Named

Brian Bender, president and CEO of S.B. International, Inc. (SBI), a global supplier of cylinder head components, has announced his retirement after 34 years with the company. Bender, one of SBI’s original employees, will assist in the transition to the new president and will remain as a consulting member of the SBI Board of Directors.

As Bender’s successor, the company’s board of directors has appointed Tom DeBlasis as president. DeBlasis most recently served as vice president of sales for SBI, and will apply his 41 years of sales and management experience in the automotive aftermarket to continuing the growth of SBI, expanding the presence of the SBI and K-Line brands globally, managing daily operations, and directing product, sales, marketing, and distribution strategies.

SBI, based in Nashville, Tennessee, offers complete valve train and cylinder head component coverage for the automotive, heavy-duty truck, performance, marine, agricultural, earth-moving, and industrial engine markets worldwide. For more information, visit www.sbintl.com.