Gabriel announced that Curt Huston has been appointed general manager.  Huston brings over 25 years of experience in the automotive and aftermarket industry to his new role including positions at Continental Structural Plastics, Hayes-Lemmerz, Allied Signal (Honeywell) and Azure Dynamics.

In his role as general manager, he will be responsible for the Gabriel product portfolio, including engineering, manufacturing, sales, and distribution.

Huston has experience in leading, developing and growing small to large cap multinational organizations and was most recently executive director of business development at Continental Structural Plastics. Prior to that, he was chief operating officer of Azure Dynamics.

He held a number of leadership positions at Hayes Lemmerz, and while at AlliedSignal (Honeywell International), he was manager of operations for Fram/Autolite for both OE and aftermarket products as well as brand manager.

He began his career with General Motors/Delphi Chassis Systems as an industrial engineer and manufacturing engineer for shock absorbers and struts.