Long time automotive aftermarket and heavy-duty industry executive, John. F. Lorimer retired on April 1, after 44 years in the industry.
Lorimer started his career with Gates Rubber Co. in 1970. In addition, his career included being zone sales manager at Champion Parts Rebuilders, general manager at Patton Distributors, vice president of APS Inc. (Big A Auto Parts), vice president & general manager of Midland Heavy Duty Systems (now Haldex), president of Dacco, Dir. A/M, BorgWarner Turbo Systems, and most recently as CEO, BU Drive Inc. USA.
BU Drive USA recently entered into a joint venture with IPD and a new company was formed, IPD Turbocharging Systems. Lorimer has spent the last two months in a consulting position with IPD to help with a streamlined transition.
Lorimer has been an active participant and frequent presenter at many of the industry's leading associations and organizations, such as HDAW, Heavy Duty Forum, CFS, NWRA, ADS and others.