Canadian Manufacturing

Auto parts maker Martinrea names D’Eramo president, CEO

Pat D'Eramo takes over top spot Nov. 1; replaces current present and chief executive Nick Orlando

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

The appointment of D’Eramo follows what Martinrea called a comprehensive search process by its board of directors.

D’Eramo most recently was been president of Dana Holding 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 Benteler International AG’s chief manufacturing officer for Asia-Pacific, North America and South America, and the company’s North American president North America.

From 2001 to 2009 he worked for Toyota Motor Corp., 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.

“We thank Nick Orlando for his many years of dedicated service to build this company from scratch, and wish him the best as he takes some time for himself,” executive chairman Rob Wildeboer said in a statement. “He will continue to assist us as a consultant and his knowledge base, skill and expertise will remain a great asset for us.”

Martinrea, 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.

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