DETROIT — Gordon Fournier has been named CFO and COO of suburban Detroit auto supplier Piston Group.
The Southfield, Mich.-based supplier, privately owned by former Detroit Pistons basketball star Vinnie Johnson, said in a statement Wednesday that Fournier will take the titles effective March 16.
Piston Group — which is comprised of Piston Automotive, Irvin Automotive Products, Detroit Thermal Systems and nonautomotive business AIREA Inc. — primarily supplies chassis, electronics assemblies, electric batteries, cooling modules and other automotive components.
Piston Group’s worldwide sales to automakers hit $2.8 billion in 2018.
Ford Motor Co. is Piston Group’s largest customer, bolstered by the supplier’s launch of cooling modules for the Ford F-150. Piston is also assembling lithium-ion battery packs from LG Chem and Panasonic for use in Ford’s plug-in-electric vehicle lineup and has plans to extend production into its battery-electric vehicles.
Piston Group also supplies…