Williams Controls Announces Donn Viola
As New Director PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Williams Controls, Inc. (OTC: WMCO) announced that Donn Viola has been elected a member of the Williams Controls Board of Director.He
fills a vacancy created by the resignation of Timothy Itin in late December. Mr. Viola
has over 30 years experience in the automotive and heavy truck industries, in increasingly senior management positions.Most recently, he was Chief Operating Officer of the automotive parts supplier Donnelly Corporation until July 31, 2002.Donnelly
was acquired by Magna International on October 1, 2002.Prior to Donnelly, he was Chief Operating Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Mack Trucks, Inc.Additionally, Mr. Viola has held management positions with Masco Industries, Volkswagen of America, Inc. and General Motors Corporation.Mr. Viola holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lehigh University. Commenting on Mr. Viola's appointment to the Board, Williams Controls' Board Chairman Eugene Goodson stated, "We are extremely fortunate to have an individual of Donn's stature join our board.
brings just the right mix of management and industry expertise to Williams."He
concluded, "I, as well as all of the members of the Board, look forward to working with Donn