Cloyes Gear and Products Welcomes Barry Harris, Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development

FORT SMITH, AR, October 1, 2020 – Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc., which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, has hired Barry Harris as Vice President Global Marketing and New Business Development, effective immediately.  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.

Prior to Cloyes, Barry held Sales, Marketing and Category Management positions at The Timken Company.  His responsibilities included strategic development of the company’s Automotive Aftermarket Marketing, Mobile, Product and Category management efforts for the $3.8B company.  Barry was also responsible for establishing new and lasting aftermarket relationships, while driving Timken Brand recognition and demand through the development of new sales and marketing programs.

“We are very excited to have Barry join the team at Cloyes.  Barry is a proven leader, a strong communicator, and is well respected within the automotive aftermarket industry.  With the addition of Barry, we know our company is well positioned to continue executing its growth strategy and more aggressively capitalize on Cloyes’ premium leadership position in automotive aftermarket, said John Hanighen, Chief Executive Officer.”

Barry holds a Bachelor of Science degree, Industrial Distribution and Marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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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