VanDyne SuperTurbo Inc. announced its corporate name change to SuperTurbo Technologies Inc. The company has also named Dan Hancock, Frans Westenbrink and Andy Savarie to the board of directors.
"This is an exciting time for our company with the change in company name and strengthening of our board of directors," says Mark Herbst, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our board of directors has never been stronger and we value the experience and insight Dan, Frans and Andy bring to us."
Dan Hancock is President of DMH Consulting, LLC. Hancock retired from General Motors after 43 years in powertrain engineering and general management. His most recent positions included Vice President-Global Strategic Product Alliances, Vice President-Global Powertrain Engineering, CEO Fiat-GM Powertrain and President, Allison Transmission. He was President of SAE International in 2014 and a member of the National Academy of Engineering.
Frans Westenbrink is Vice President and General Manager for the Aftermarket, Power, Steam and Compressor (APSCS) business unit at Woodward Inc. Westenbrink began his career with Woodward in Europe where he was responsible for the European Sales and Engineering operations before moving to the U.S. in 1999. Before taking on his current role Westenbrink was responsible for the development of Woodward's GT Fuel injection business with GE and Siemens. He has performed other commercial and technology leadership functions in Woodward's Engine Systems business.
Andy Savarie has over 25 years of investment banking and entrepreneurial business experience. Savarie has lead the automotive investment banking practices at Morgan Stanley, Banc of America Securities and Bear Stearns where he advised clients on well over 100 M&A and financing transactions. Savarie also spent 4 years as a co-founder and head of corporate development and strategy for Carbon Motors Corporation, an early stage automotive company.