Martinrea names auto industry veteran Pat D’Eramo new CEO

D'Eramo most recently was been president of Dana Corp's commercial vehicle technology group.

October 21, 2014   by The Canadian Press

TORONTO — Auto parts maker Martinrea International Inc. has announced the appointment of longtime industry executive Pat D’Eramo as its next president and CEO.

D’Eramo will join the company Nov. 1, replacing current present and chief executive Nick Orlando.

The appointment of D’Eramo, 52, follows what Martinrea says was a comprehensive search process by the board of directors.

D’Eramo most recently was been president of Dana Corp’s commercial vehicle technology group, leading the global heavy truck driveline business, with a presence in the Americas, Europe, India, Australia and a major joint venture in China.

Previously, he was the chief manufacturing officer, Asia-Pacific, North America and South America and president North America for Benteler Automotive, an automotive metal forming company. From 2001 to 2009 he worked for Toyota, serving as a vice-president of manufacturing after holding several general manager roles.

Orlando will continue to provide consulting services to the company as needed, Martinrea said.

Martinrea International, with 38 plants in North and South America, Europe and Asia, makes steel and aluminum metal parts, assemblies and modules and fluid management systems focused primarily on the automotive sector.

© 2014 The Canadian Press

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