INDUSTRY VETERAN AKOS FEHER REJOINS SHELBY AMERICAN AS VICE PRESIDENT OF SHELBY PERFORMANCE PARTS
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LAS VEGAS – May 16, 2014 – Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), announced today that Akos Feher has rejoined the company as vice president of Shelby Performance Parts. An experienced engineer, Mr. Feher will be heavily involved in all research and development activities, as well as retail sales for the growing parts division based in Las Vegas.
“Akos Feher is a seasoned professional with an impressive track record,” said Joe Conway, CEO of Shelby American and Co-CEO of Carroll Shelby International. “Akos is a rare individual with both an MBA and a degree in mechanical engineering, as well as experience in retail marketing and expertise in small volume manufacturing. We believe that his talents will help make Shelby American even more successful.”
Over the past year, Shelby American has been reshaping the company to improve efficiency and productivity. As part of the plan, the company moved to a new consolidated facility in Las Vegas, realigned business units and optimized the workforce. Feher is now part of the revamped management team.
Feher’s 15 years of experience include serving as the Director of Production and Strategic Planning at Shelby American while the company was building both pre-title and post-title vehicles. He was also involved in the birth of Shelby Performance Parts and Team Shelby. Feher looks forward to working again with CFO Keith Belair, Executive Vice President of Operations Gary Davis and Vice President of Sales and Marketing Gary Patterson.
“Shelby is among the most admired brands in the world,” said Feher. “I enjoyed my previous stint at the company and stayed in touch with the team while honing my skills with the latest advancements in technology and composite materials. I look forward to leveraging my experience in the automotive, aerospace and consumer products industries to deliver parts and post-title packages worthy of the Shelby name.”
Feher earned his engineering degree and MBA from USC. He has worked for high profile companies such as Nokia, Siemens, Southwest Performance, Mattel, Fisker and DRS Industries. Feher will begin his new duties at Shelby on May 19, 2014.
About Shelby American, Inc.
Shelby American manufactures and markets performance vehicles and related products. The company builds authentic continuation Cobras, including the 427 S/C, 289 FIA and 289 street car component vehicles. Shelby American offers the Shelby 1000, GT500 Super Snake, GT and GTS post-title packages for the 2005-2014 Ford Mustang, as well as the 2013-2014 Shelby Focus ST and 2012-2014 Ford Raptor. For more info, visit www.shelbyamerican.com.