Durr Names New CEO for U.S. Unit
Mike Boss, a 30-year paint engineering veteran from Ford Motor Co., has been named CEO of Southfield, Mich.-based Durr Systems Inc., effective today.
Boss succeeds Bruno Welsch, who joins the board of parent company Durr Systems AG as head of global paint and final assembly operations for the German factory engineering company.
Durr’s North American operations comprise paint and final assembly, paint application technology and air pollution abatement and energy-efficient systems. The regional unit was established in 1970 and employs nearly 900 people.
This is a picture of Peter Blake—or, more precisely, Sir Peter Blake: Odds are, you don’t know who he is.
Although it is often said that the exterior design gets people into a car, a bad paint color on that exterior can keep them out. And bad colors and materials on the inside will drive them out. Which brings us to why Susan Lampinen and her colleagues are key.
On Tuesday Ford unveiled—using the social media channels of actor Dwayne Johnson (this has got to unnerve some of the auto buff book editors)—the 2018 Mustang, which has undergone some modifications: under the hood (the 3.7-liter V6 is giving way to a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four, and a 10-speed automatic is available), on the dash (a 12-inch, all-digital LCD screen is available for the dashboard), at the tires (12 wheel choices), on the chassis (MagneRide damper technology is being offered with the Mustang Performance Package), and on the exterior (three new paint colors). And while on the subject of the exterior, there are some notable changes—a lower, remodeled hood, repositioned hood vents, new upper and lower front grilles, LED front lights, revised LED taillamps, new rear bumper and fascia.