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Pylon appoints Michael Fretwell as new president

Fretwell led company’s launch of several new innovative products and initiatives, including the first BFGoodrich Off Road Wiper Blades

Deerfield Beach, Fla.—Pylon Manufacturing, an industry leader in mobility solutions in the automotive aftermarket, has announced the appointment of Michael Fretwell to president.

“Mike brings a track record of industry accomplishment and deep expertise to his new role as president,” said Gary Cohen, CEO of Qualitor Inc., Pylon’s parent company. “He will be an invaluable asset in driving our mission to be the preferred branded global market leader of vehicle visibility solutions.”

Fretwell brings more than two decades of experience in sales, marketing and product development. He
previously served as chief marketing officer at Pylon, where he drove the expansion of retailers and led
the company’s launch of several new innovative products and initiatives, including the first BFGoodrich Off Road Wiper Blades and the industry’s first real-time fitment solution.

As president, Fretwell will lead the strategy and execution of Pylon’s business development and growth
while building upon the company’s tradition of more than 50 years of consistent quality.

“I’m looking forward to the opportunity to lead our Pylon team as we continue our focus of bringing
technologically advanced products from concept to retail shelves,” Fretwell said.

Before his time at Pylon, Fretwell assumed roles of varying responsibilities at Nabisco and Newell
Brands/Jarden Consumer Solutions. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in political science and is a U.S. Army veteran. For more information about Pylon, visit www.pylonhq.com.


About Pylon
Pylon is a leading automotive aftermarket supplier with more than 50 years of experience providing visibility, safety and mobility solutions under top brands. Located in Deerfield Beach, Fla., Pylon is an ISO 9001-certified division of the Qualitor, Inc. family of automotive companies. Pylon is the exclusive global licensee responsible for the design, manufacturing and marketing of the MICHELIN line of premium wiper blades, tire accessories and safety zone as well as the first BFGoodrich Off-Road Wiper Blades, designed for extreme off-road conditions.

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