PIAA’s Curt Bryant Promoted to Operations Manager

PIAA’s Curt Bryant Promoted to Operations Manager

logo.2014.piaa.jpgPortland, OR, January 28, 2014 – PIAA Corporation USA has announced that Curt Bryant has been promoted to Operations Manager. The announcement was made by Rodger Wagner, Executive Vice President for PIAA’s North American operations. Bryant’s promotion is effective as of February 1. PIAA (pronounced pe’-uh) is a leading global supplier of accessory and replacement lighting products for automotive, powersports, and motorsports markets.

Bryant has served as Controller for PIAA for the past several years. During that time his responsibilities have expanded beyond those typical of a controller. These added responsibilities include managing the company’s warehousing and logistics, customer service, marketing and sales support, and e-commerce activities.

Bryant’s career path has led him to be especially well-qualified for this new position. Prior to joining PIAA, Bryant was a financial administrator for JPMorgan Chase & Co. where he managed banking and investment strategies. Before that he served as Director of Sales and Marketing for LRD Performance Specialties Inc., a supplier of aftermarket accessories. And he previously served as Senior Merchandiser for SAS Retail Merchandising.

In making the announcement, PIAA EVP Wagner highlighted Bryant’s background as key to his expanded responsibilities with PIAA. “Curt has done a terrific job as controller here at PIAA,” said Wagner. “But we knew from his background that he brought extensive sales and marketing experience skills and insights that are not commonly found in financial experts. When you add in his specific experience with automotive and powersports marketing, you find a person with unique credentials that fit particularly well with PIAA’s business model.”

Continued Wagner, “PIAA’s North American business continues to blossom, particularly as we expand our offerings of LED fog and driving lamps and related products. We continue to seek and add distribution with our retail partners, and Curt’s expanded contributions will help assure our continued leadership and growth in the markets we serve.”

Bryant lives in the Portland, OR area with his wife and two children, and is an avid outdoorsman and powersports enthusiast. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration – Marketing from Portland State University, and an M.B.A. from Marylhurst University.

PIAA Corporation is a global leader in the design and manufacture of replacement and specialty lighting products for the on- and off-highway automotive, powersports, all-terrain, and motorsports industries. Founded in 1963, The PIAA Corporation offers nearly a half-century of expertise in developing and manufacturing world-class products that customers can use with pride and confidence. Offerings include Halogen, H.I.D. (High Intensity Discharge), and LED (Light Emitting Diode) lamp assemblies and bulbs, as well as a variety of related bulbs, installation kits, and accessories. Visit the company’s web site: www.piaa.com.