Automotive component manufacturer Federal-Mogul Corp., Southfield, Mich., has named Dawn New-Echlin to the position of supplier diversity manager. She will be responsible for developing and implementing a companywide supplier diversity program, and will identify minority suppliers with whom Federal-Mogul can develop long-term supplier partnerships. "Supplier diversity is an important element of our new business strategy," says Federal Mogul's Ramzi Hermiz, vice president, global supply chain. Earlier this month, the automotive supplier announced its first strategic alliance with a minority-owned supplier. Paper Plas Inc., Detroit. The alliance will provide replacement engine gasket kits. Federal-Mogul will design and manufacture highly engineered gaskets for the kits, and Paper Plas will assemble and package the kits, and distribute them to original equipment customers for use by their dealer service departments in the U.S.