Philips Automotive Lighting North America has appointed Richard Zeichner as its Midwest account manager, being responsible for all sales activities in the Midwestern U.S. as well as national OES accounts within the automotive aftermarket channel.
Noting that Zeichner is a dynamic and results-driven sales leader who brings a great deal of valuable sales and management expertise to the Philips automotive aftermarket business, Dennis Samfilippo, Philips' general manager has made this appointment.
Prior to joining Philips, Zeichner was VP of sales for Guidepoint Systems in Madison Heights, Mich., and was responsible for the distribution of GPS vehicle tracking systems throughout North America. From 2006 to 2008, Zeichner worked at IBiquity Digital in Columbia, Md., as the business development manager of OEM dealer programs. Zeichner also served as national sales/eastern regional manager Ford Motor Co./Visteon Corp. from 2000 to 2006; western regional sales manager for Auto Wax Co. from 1998 to 2000; and western regional sales manager for Code Alarm Inc. from 1992-1998.