Denso Products and Services Americas, an affiliate of global automotive supplier Denso Corp., has named Brett Lowie its director of Americas Operations.

He will be tasked with overseeing all Denso parts department shipping operations in North America. Lowie is an industry veteran with more than 30 years of experience in high-volume parts distribution, warehousing, and supply chain management.

“Brett’s wealth of supply chain knowledge and experience is already strengthening our organization, expanding our network and paving the way for us to take customer service to the next level,” said Kazu Yanagawa, vice president of Denso’s supply chain management group. “With his keen understanding of the complex logistics involved in getting the right parts to the customer the first time, Brett is a tremendous addition to our management team.”

Lowie's career in the automotive industry began at Chrysler in 1986 as a parts distribution center manager. He later worked at Penske Logistics as a general manager, overseeing 25 West Coast distribution centers and related transportation and installation services. Before joining Denso, Lowie spent more than eight years at Mercedes-Benz USA as its department manager of parts distribution and related operations.

Lowie is a member of the Warehousing Education and Research Council, a professional logistics organization focused on warehouse management and its role in the supply chain. He earned his MBA in international business and finance from Baker College in Flint, Mich., and his B.S. in economics and finance from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tenn.