Following the news that Dennis Manns has moved to take up a new role at American Honda as vice-president of dealer development, it has been revealed that Chuck Kendig (pictured) has stepped into the vacant role and will now be assistant vice-president (AVP) of sales and production planning, logistics.

According to his LinkedIn profile, Kendig moves from his role as AVP at American Honda, directing strategy for the Acura division’s parts and service operations in the US market. He has been with American Honda since 1996, and has held a number of roles in parts, service and marketing, rarely far from the Acura luxury brand.

It was previously confirmed that Manns would start his new position on April 1st.

As reported in March, Manns was in his last role for nine years, leading vehicle logistics for Honda’s US plants and dealers. In his new role, he will next work directly with sales franchises as vice-president of dealer development. He will remain based at American Honda’s headquarters in Torrance, California.