The Certified Automotive Parts Association (CAPA) has announced the election of Fred Hoyle, Diamond Standard’s director of engineering at the Production Bumper Stampings Inc. (PBSI) manufacturing division to its Technical Committee.
“Fred brings to the table over 30 years of experience and demonstrated knowledge in automotive OEM tool and die design, as well as precision-engineering product development process techniques for alternative structural parts,” said Geoff Crane, business development manager of Diamond Standard Brand.
Hoyle has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility in a TS 16949 certified environment ranging from Tool and Die Builder to Quality Manager to Director of Engineering.
“In his current position, Fred has brought his experience and excellent communication skills to bear on technical writing part specifications and was instrumental in the development of the copyrighted Diamond Standard Brand part protocols/standards finalized in January, 2010,” Crane said.
Hoyle has 20 patents to his credit covering bumpers and hoods.
Mike O’Neal, president of Diamond Standard Parts, LLC said, “We hope that Fred’s addition will be a valuable voice from our Diamond Standard group, which has been involved with structural parts both OEM and Aftermarket for the last 50 years. I have no doubt he will be very helpful in the technical aspects of the structural parts models being developed.”