Antonio Herrera Named Managing Director of TREMEC

Antonio Herrera Named Managing Director of TREMEC

Plymouth, Mich. (February 9, 2015) – – Transmission manufacturer TREMEC announced the appointment of Antonio Herrera Rivera as managing director, where he will be responsible for leading the company’s growth strategy and strengthening its global business development. Herrera succeeds Robert Neal, who retired at the end of January 2015 after advancing the company’s strength in manufacturing manual transmissions and introducing a new line of automated and dual clutch transmissions. Mr. Neal will support the transition in a consulting role for the company.

With a progressive career in automotive manufacturing, Herrera’s appointment will continue the company’s aggressive growth strategy while enriching TREMEC’s culture and core values.

Citing his leadership style and keen business sense, Alejandro de la Barreda, deputy managing director of Grupo KUO said:  “We are delighted to have Antonio re-join our executive team as we drive TREMEC to a new business scale in the following years. Antonio is a great leader who understands the intricacies of the Mexican-American commercial environment and management styles.” He added, “Antonio has a keen business sense and can manage a large organization – not only from an operational stand point, but also as an effective leader.”

Herrera re-joins TREMEC after a successful tenure at Dana Corporation as operations vice president for Mexico.

Before this opportunity, he joined the TREMEC organization (then known as DESC) in 1980 as general production supervisor for the transaxle business unit, thereafter as general manager for the bevel gear business unit, and later as general manager/director for the transmission business unit before his departure in 2008.

Herrera earned his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from the Durango Institute of Technology (Durango, Mexico), and received a Master’s of Management Degree from IPADE – the Pan American Institute for High Business Direction (Mexico City, Mexico).


From high performance vehicles to rugged-duty agricultural, vocational and line haul vehicles, TREMEC is a well-respected brand for world-class transmission assemblies and components.

TREMEC torque transfer solutions include manual and automated rear-wheel drive transmissions, dual clutch transmissions, gears, shafts, clutches, shift controllers, synchronizers, and mechatronic systems with integrated clutch systems and control software.

Established in 1964, TREMEC has engineering and manufacturing facilities in Querétaro, Mexico, Loppem, Belgium, Pune, India, and Plymouth, Michigan. TREMEC is a wholly-owned business unit of Grupo KUO, S.A.B. de  C.V., a diversified manufacturer of automotive, chemical and food products. Grupo KUO markets its products to over 70 countries and is headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico.


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