SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. (NYSE: MPG), a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets, announced effective immediately, David Gann has been named Vice President, Investor Relations & Communications for MPG. "David is a well-accomplished Executive that's been a critical member of the MPG team since its formation in 2014 and with legacy Metaldyne prior to MPG. His knowledge of the overall business along with his financial acumen will be instrumental in communicating the MPG Story to shareholders, potential investors and the financial community at-large," noted George Thanopoulos, Chief Executive Officer. Gann earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Michigan State University. He will report to Mark Blaufuss, Chief Financial Officer.
Concurrent with this announcement, Paul Suber, former Vice President, Business Development & Investor Relations has been named Vice President, Business Development & Manufacturing Excellence. Suber will continue to focus his efforts on leading the MPG's mergers & acquisition strategy plus work with the MPG operating divisions on cost reduction programs, lean manufacturing initiatives and continuous improvement projects. He will continue to report to Thanopoulos but will also have reporting responsibilities to MPG President & Chief Operating Officer, Douglas Grimm, to align himself with the Operations. "Paul has over 30 years of manufacturing experience with Dana and legacy Grede and will be an added resource to drive production efficiencies and a common operating system at the Company," stated Grimm. Suber holds a Bachelors of Mechanical Engineering and MBA from University of Toledo.
MPG is a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and safety-critical platforms for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets. MPG produces these components using complex metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes for a global customer base of vehicle OEMs and Tier I suppliers. MPG's metal-forming manufacturing technologies and processes include aluminum die casting, forging, iron casting and powder metal forming as well as advanced machining and assembly. Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, MPG has a global footprint spanning 61 locations in 13 countries across North America, South America, Europe and Asia with approximately 12,000 employees. For more information, visit www.mpgdriven.com.
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