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Torrance, CA, February 12, 2018 – FlemingMartin is pleased to announce that Industrial Parts Depot (IPD), a manufacturer and distributor of first-rate replacement diesel and natural gas engine parts, has hired Michael Badar as President.

Mr. Badar brings an impressive track record to IPD (a subsidiary of Storm Industries) from his 25+ years leading consumer goods, manufacturing, building products, field services, automotive, and technology companies. Mr. Badar’s functional expertise encompasses operations, finance, sales, marketing, and general management.

Over his career, Mr. Badar has led a $700M building products division, he has directed a $100M region of a uniform rental company, he has served as President and COO of a $400M coatings manufacturer and retailer, and he has run a multi-channel, global CPG company as COO. Most recently, Mr. Badar has served as President of Glide Rite Corp., a repair, maintenance, and cleaning business serving facilities and rolling equipment in the United States and Canada.

Mr. Badar received a BS in Economics and Finance from Marquette University and he earned an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.


Industrial Parts DepotSince 1955, IPD has led the way in the design, manufacturing, and distribution of after-market diesel engine parts in commercial on-highway, energy, gas, mining, and marine sectors around the globe. IPD ensures first-rate quality, innovation, and engineering and serves its global customer base from six locations on three continents.



Storm IndustriesStorm Industries, Inc. is an innovative and entrepreneurial family-owned organization with a growing portfolio of companies.  With over 80 years of history, Storm has evolved from a single brass foundry in Los Angeles to a highly diversified group of businesses operating across the globe.  Storm’s companies include Industrial Parts Depot (IPD), Storm Manufacturing Group (SMG), Storm Properties, and Storm Western Development.


Brandmark Color Large 72 PpiFlemingMartin is a leading retained executive search firm with offices in Northern and Southern California. FlemingMartin partners with Boards, Private Equity Firms, and CEOs of companies to build successful execution-focused management teams. FlemingMartin focuses in the Technology, Manufacturing, and Consumer Products & Services industries. The Firm’s principals are trusted advisors and business partners who enable companies to gain powerful, far-reaching, and lasting contributions from their executive-level human capital.