PETER KLOTZ: In Reflection of Dedicated Father and Friend, and Admired Colleague
WunderGlo Legacy Warriors
The WunderGlo Foundation lost a supporter, friend, and colon cancer warrior with the passing of Peter Klotz on Monday, August 27, 2012, he was 58. Klotz most recently served as vice president, advanced planning and global supply at WORLDPAC, which he joined in 2005. Prior to joining WORLDPAC, he spent more than 25 years in the automotive aftermarket, and played a significant role in building DENSO’s independent aftermarket program.
WORLDPAC President and CEO Bob Cushing offered the following comments in announcing the news: “It is with a heavy heart I announce the passing of Peter Klotz, our vice president, advanced planning and global supply. All of us on the WORLDPAC team are deeply saddened by the loss of a special colleague, friend and admired teammate. Peter was with us for a short seven years and his contributions were instrumental in our success and will continue toward our future success. His overall dedication, commitment, knowledge and experience in building WORLDPAC to be an industry leader will be missed. Peter was a key driver of several strategic projects including our global sourcing initiatives, developing quality control assurance standards and recruiting key global suppliers.
“Peter was greatly admired and well-respected throughout the industry. He started his automotive career at Denso, as vice president-aftermarket planning group. Peter introduced the Denso independent aftermarket program known as ‘Denso First Time Fit’ brand products. He was an active member and contributor with the Auto International Association (AIA); vice chairman of the AIA Executive Leadership Council and chairman of the Awards Committee.
“All of us at WORLDPAC will greatly miss his fun-loving spirit. We all have been fortunate enough to know and work with Peter, a very dear friend to all of us,” Cushing said.
Peter Klotz is survived by his wife Lorraine and his two daughters, Alexandra Klotz and Kendra Peavey.
The WunderGlo Foundation sends its deepest condolences to all that mourn the loss of Mr. Klotz. We will keep Peter’s memory close to our hearts, and we will not rest until there is a cure for colon cancer.
In a wonderful gesture, the Klotz family has requested that donations be made to Peter’s favorite charity, The WunderGlo Foundation.
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