Mike McGrath, president of SKF Vehicle Service Market-North America, passed away suddenly on Oct. 11, 2013, the company said. He was 54.

McGrath joined SKF in 1993 and held the position of president of the SKF Vehicle Service Market (VSM)-North America Business Unit during the past seven years. 

He was an active member of the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Assn. (HDMA), the Automotive Warehouse Distributor Assn. (AWDA), Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Assn. (AASA) and the Aftermarket Hall of Fame, as well as a regular participant in several other industry associations.

McGrath is survived by his three children Jenna, Michael and Jaclyn.