Cloyes Adds New CHRO to Executive Leadership Team, Mike Coda

Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc., affiliated with MidOcean Partners, has hired Mike Coda as Chief Human Resource Officer. Based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and founded in 1921, Cloyes is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and distribution of timing drive systems and components for replacement applications in the automotive aftermarket and high-performance racing segment.

Coda brings more than 20 years of experience to Cloyes, most recently joining the company from Entergy, in New Orleans, LA where he served as Director of Human Resources Business Partners. In that leadership role he lead the team in delivering strategic human resource services and programs for their utility division across multiple states.

Prior to Entergy, Coda held position of increasing responsibility with Arizona Public Service and Wells Fargo. Mr. Coda has extensive human resource experience in employee development, labor relations, strategic planning, talent management and significant skillset in the due diligence and integration of mergers and acquisitions from a professional human resource perspective.

“The Cloyes leadership worked diligently in selecting Mike from numerous candidates and we are very pleased with having him join our team. His experience in human resource management at a senior level will be key in the strategic development of Cloyes organization and structure in support the rapid growth we are experiencing,” said John Hanighen, President and CEO of Cloyes.

In addition to his numerous professional certifications and accreditations, Mr. Coda holds a bachelor of science degree in business management and marketing from the University of Phoenix (Arizona).

About Cloyes

Cloyes, based in Fort Smith, AR, is the North American leader and global designer, developer, manufacturer and distributor of timing drive systems and components for the automotive aftermarket. Its products are mission critical components for engine performance and function used in high-performance and replacement applications. Cloyes serves a broad customer base, including wholesale distributors, national and local retailers, re-packagers, and production engine builders, and sells its products under the Cloyes® brand throughout North America and Dynagear® in Mexico. To learn more, visit

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