From managing innovation to spurring technological advances in lightweighting, Shiloh’s leadership team is focused on its customers and leading the industry forward.
Ramzi Y. Hermiz
President and Chief Executive Officer
Since joining the company in 2012, Hermiz has transformed Shiloh from regional automotive supplier into a $1.1B global company with a strategic focus on designing, engineering and manufacturing lightweight technologies that improve performance, reduce noise and vibration and benefit the environment.
During his tenure, Hermiz has repositioned the company, now recognized as a global technology leader; expanded the company’s customer base; and grown its manufacturing footprint from nine North American plants to 28 operations, sales and technical centers throughout Asia, Europe and North America, more than doubling its revenue and employee base.
As a champion of sustainability, Hermiz’s commitment to sustainable work practices and to protecting and conserving the global environment is evident through Shiloh’s many landfill-free facilities, as well as his drive to positively affect the environmental impact of Shiloh’s products and processes through improved fuel economy, reduced greenhouse gases and increased recyclability.
Hermiz, an auto industry veteran, spent 22 years at Federal-Mogul Corporation prior to joining Shiloh. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Marquette University, and an MBA in international business from DePaul University.
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Warren Jay Potter was named senior vice president and chief financial officer of Shiloh Industries, Inc. in December 2015. Potter has more than 30 years of financial leadership in complex manufacturing and service businesses including automotive, aerospace, building products and technology-enabled services. Most recently, Potter served as executive vice president and chief financial officer at Sedgwick Claims Management Services Inc. He has also held several senior financial leadership roles with industry-leading companies including Masco Cabinetry, EFW Inc., St. Jude Medical and AlliedSignal. Potter earned both a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Business Administration degree from Indiana University. He is a certified public accountant and a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt.
Vice President Legal & Government Affairs
Kent Bednarz was named vice president legal and government affairs at Shiloh Industries, Inc. in June 2015. Bednarz has an extensive background in legal affairs, securities transactions and mergers and acquisitions, along with reporting and governance for publicly traded companies. Most recently, Bednarz worked with Guardian Industries Corp., where he served as corporate counsel, global M&A and commercial transactions. Kent received his Juris Doctor from Wayne State University Law School. He also attended the University of Michigan where he obtained a Master of Science degree in construction engineering and management and a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering.
Vice President Business Processes
Rick Capretta was named vice president business processes of Shiloh Industries, Inc. in September 2015. Capretta joined Shiloh in 2013 and had previously worked at Federal-Mogul for 27 years in various senior level roles of increasing responsibility including engineering and enhanced process development for new product launches, quality systems and program management. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester.
David W. Jaeger
Managing Director CastLight™
David Jaeger was named managing director CastLight™ of Shiloh Industries, Inc. in September 2015. Jaeger has more than 30 years of automotive industry experience and came to Shiloh in 2013 through the acquisition of Contech Castings, where he was the president and chief operating officer. Jaeger earned his Master of Science degree along with his Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and business from Kennedy Western University.
Senior Vice President Human Resources, Information Technology & Supply Chain
Tom Luttrell was named senior vice president human resources, information technology and supply chain of Shiloh Industries, Inc. in September 2015. Luttrell joined Shiloh in 2013 and has an extensive background in organization transformation, process reengineering and technology deployment. He most recently worked in the Masco Cabinetry business unit of Masco Corporation where he was the chief information officer and vice president of customer care. Prior to Masco, Luttrell was with Federal-Mogul Corporation for 15 years in the roles of director of information systems and director of global electronic business development. Luttrell earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Northwood University and his Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems from Ferris State University.
Vice President Operations
Eric McAlexander was named vice president operations of Shiloh Industries, Inc. in April 2014. McAlexander has an extensive background in the automotive parts industry, with a focus on global operations and manufacturing. Prior to Shiloh, McAlexander held various executive positions at Federal-Mogul Corporation, which he joined in 1993, including vice president, global supply chain; vice president, operations; and senior vice president, global manufacturing and quality. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration of industrial management from Lambuth University.
Brad E. Tolley
Senior Vice President Business Development & Technology
Brad Tolley was named senior vice president business development and technology at Shiloh Industries, Inc. in September 2015. Tolley joined Shiloh in 2014 and has an extensive background in strategic planning, business development, program management, engineering and operations. He has more than 20 years of global automotive experience with Ford Motor Company and Visteon Corporation. Most recently, Tolley was the vice president of strategy and marketing at exterior lighting supplier, Varroc Lighting Systems. He earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Oakland University, as well as his Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.
Vice President Europe
Johan Westman was named vice president Europe of Shiloh Industries, Inc. in July 2014. Westman has more than 15 years of industrial experience in management consulting and automotive supplier industries. Most recently, he was the president and CEO of FinnvedenBulten AB (publ) group as well as president of the Finnveden Metal Structures AB (FMS) division. Westman joined FinnvedenBulten in 2006 as vice president of business development after eight years of management consulting with Arthur D. Little. In 2008, he was appointed president of the FMS division, and in 2009, he became president and CEO of the group. Westman held that position until FMS was acquired by Shiloh Industries, Inc., in June 2014. He earned a master’s degree in industrial engineering and management from Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.