DURA Automotive Announces Nizar Trigui As Chief Technology Officer Automotive Technology Veteran to Lead Innovation and New Product Development Strategy Worldwide

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- DURA Automotive Systems, LLC, a Lynn Tilton company, announced the appointment of Nizar Trigui as EVP and Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Trigui, most recently serving as Global Chief Engineer of Sustainable Mobility for Ford Motor Company, will lead all DURA New Product Development, Advanced Engineering and Innovation Activities. The newly created executive position reports directly to DURA Chief Executive Officer, Lynn Tilton.

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"Creating a culture of innovation in both product and process that provides vision and competitive advantage to our customers will be the life blood of the new DURA organization," said Lynn Tilton, Chief Executive Officer of DURA Automotive. "We are delighted that Mr. Trigui has joined our team as Chief Technology Officer; in a world of rapidly-evolving technology, his extensive experience and insights will enhance execution of the bold initiatives set forth for the coming years by our executive leadership."

Before joining DURA, Trigui served for more than 20 years in advanced technology and product engineering leadership positions with Ford Motor Company and affiliated brands in North America and Europe. Since 2007, he led the corporate sustainability strategy, developing and implementing strategic plans and enabling technologies for Ford products globally. His efforts yielded major improvements in the global product fleet's environmental footprint, showroom competitiveness, and brand-favorable perception. Trigui holds a B.S., M.S., and Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering from The Ohio State University.

"DURA's commitment to investing in technological innovation as a means to create new market opportunities is unsurpassed," said Trigui. "It is a rare opportunity to work with such a great executive, advanced manufacturing, and technology team. I look forward to creating a bolstered innovation agenda that will serve our customers for the future."

About DURA Automotive Systems:
DURA Automotive Systems, a Lynn Tilton company, is a leading independent designer and manufacturer of advanced driver control systems, exterior systems and lightweight structural systems for the global automotive industry. DURA markets its automotive products to every North American, Asian and European Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) and many leading Tier One automotive suppliers. DURA is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, with more than 11,000 employees at 41 sites in 15 countries. Information about DURA and its products is available at www.duraauto.com.

SOURCE DURA Automotive Systems, LLC



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