DAVCO Names Transportation Industry Veteran Scott Montesi as its New President

Saline, Michigan (March 2, 2023) – DAVCO Technology, the North American leader in fuel filtration systems for diesel engines and a Clarience Technologies company, has named transportation industry veteran Scott Montesi as its new President.  

Montesi joins DAVCO from Plastic Omnium (formerly known as Varroc Lighting Systems) where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of the Americas Business Unit.  Prior to that, Montesi held a variety of engineering and product development positions in the industry, starting at Ford Motor Company and later working at Lear Corporation, Plastech, and Collins and Aikman.  Scott holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor. 

 “Scott is a well-respected business leader with deep experience developing and producing high-performance components for transportation,” said Mark Bara, President, Performance Solutions, Clarience Technologies. “His passion for delivering customer-focused innovations with an exacting attention to detail will serve DAVCO well in the years to come.”

“I am excited to join DAVCO, a leading name in the industry with a long-standing reputation for delivering quality performance solutions,” said Montesi.

Additionally, Daniel O’Donohue has joined DAVCO as its new Finance Director.  He was most recently Finance Director at Great Expressions Dental Centers, a company he joined in 2020.  Daniel began his career at Plante and Moran, where his role focused on audit and assurance in the manufacturing and private equity/VC sectors.  Daniel holds his B.S. in Finance and Accounting from the University of Michigan-Dearborn and is a Certified Public Accountant.

“We now have the leadership team in place to take DAVCO to the next level, and I look forward to seeing what’s possible in the years to come,” said Bara.

DAVCO is owned by Michigan-based Clarience Technologies, a global transportation technology provider whose team of companies include several well-respected names that serve commercial transportation — including Truck-Lite® commercial vehicle lighting, Road Ready® advanced telematics, ECCO® safety lighting and warning systems, and Pressure Systems International® tire pressure monitoring and automatic tire inflation systems

About DAVCO   

DAVCO is the North American leader in Class 8 heavy-duty diesel-powered truck fuel-heater/water separators and filter systems. In addition to the popular Fuel Pro® line, DAVCO also produces the Diesel Pro® for medium trucks, Sea Pro® for marine applications, Industrial Pro® models for off-road applications. The Shop Pro is a multi-purpose shop floor and service truck tool for priming diesel engines, removing fuel from fuel system components, sweeping diesel fuel tanks and transferring diesel fuel between storage tanks. DAVCO products are designed for tough commercial applications including On and Off-Highway, Industrial, Gen Set, Construction, Military and Marine. 

About Clarience Technologies 

Clarience Technologies is a global transportation technology solutions provider serving vehicle manufacturers, aftermarket retailers, commercial fleets and consumers worldwide. Founded in 2020 and based in Southfield, Michigan, the company’s mission is to bring total visibility to transportation by delivering the technologies that keep the world moving forward—made possible by the nearly 3,000 employees who are guided by the company’s CLEAR Principles: Curiosity, Leadership, Enthusiasm, Accountability and Respect. The Clarience Technologies team of companies include Truck-Lite (1955), Road Ready (2017), ECCO Safety Systems (1977), Code 3 (1974), RIGID Industries (2001), Lumitec (2007), DAVCO (1976), LED Autolamps (2002), Pressure Systems International (1993) and Fleetilla (2000). Its track record of meaningful innovation is represented best by its breakthrough innovations over the years that have accelerated progress in transportation. Learn more at www.clariencetechnologies.com