Cloyes Gear and Products Promotes Tim Murphy to Senior Vice President of Sales, US and Canada

FORT SMITH, AR, October 1, 2022 – Effective immediately, Tim Murphy has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Sales, US and Canada. An experienced sales and marketing professional with more than 38 years, Tim joined Cloyes after graduating from John Carroll University east of Cleveland, Ohio. He enjoyed great success as District Sales Manager and Southeastern Regional Sales Manager in his early career with Cloyes. He later served as Sales and Marketing Manager for Cloyes traditional and performance businesses, as well as one of their key accounts, Genuine Parts Company. After a brief stint with the Schaeffler Group, Murphy returned to Cloyes in 2018 as Vice President of Sales for US and Canada.

“Tim has played a significant role in Cloyes’ fantastic growth in recent years. His promotion is well deserved, and we look forward to Tim’s sales leadership in his new role”, said John Hanighen, President and CEO of Cloyes. Tim will report directly to Mr. Hanighen.

With this news, after a distinguished sales leadership career at Cloyes, Richard Crotzer will work with Tim as he transitions the responsibilities of his previous role in the US and Canada. As well as leading special projects and sales integration activities. Mr. Hanighen said, “Cloyes deeply appreciates Richards incredible sales and special project work since joining Cloyes in 2018. His driven nature and extreme focus on winning new business have helped Cloyes reach record levels of aftermarket revenue for this organization.”

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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