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 a regional automotive supplier into a $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 34 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 in mechanical engineering from Marquette University, and an MBA in international business from DePaul University.
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Lillian Etzkorn joined Shiloh Industries, Inc in July 2018 as senior vice president and chief financial officer. Etzkorn brings nearly 30 years of automotive and financial management experience to Shiloh. Etzkorn previously held the CFO position at CPI Card Group as well as several senior financial roles at both Ford Motor Company and Dana Incorporated. She earned her MBA in finance from the University of Michigan, as well as a bachelor’s in business administration from Eastern Michigan University.
Vice President, Legal and 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 his master of science in construction engineering and management and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering.
Vice President and Managing Director, StampLight NA and Global BlankLight
Jim Bonebright joined Shiloh Industries, Inc. in January 2017 as vice president and managing director of StampLight North America. He assumed responsibility for global BlankLight in early 2018. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive industry, Bonebright has extensive experience in management and operations. Most recently, Bonebright served as vice president, operations, Americas for the metals and mechanisms division of Adient. He has also held leadership and engineering roles at Inalfa Roof Systems, Arvinmeritor and Cars and Concepts. Bonebright earned his MBA from Warwick University in Coventry, England, and bachelor of science from Lawrence Institute of Technology. He is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
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 his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from the University of Rochester.
David W. Jaeger
Senior Vice President and Managing Director, CastLight
David Jaeger was named managing director, CastLight of Shiloh Industries 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 along with his bachelor of science in engineering and business from Kennedy Western University.
Senior Vice President, Information Technology and Supply Chain
Tom 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 his MBA from Northwood University and his bachelor of science in computer information systems from Ferris State University.
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Scott Pepin joined Shiloh Industries, Inc. in September 2018 as senior vice president, human resources. He is a dynamic human resources leader with 25 years of progressive functional and operational experience. Most recently, Pepin served as chief human resources officer at A123 Systems. He has also held multiple, global executive-level roles at Federal-Mogul and Kellogg throughout his career. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Society of Employers (ASE) from 2013-2016 and was named Michigan’s HR Executive of the Year by ASE. Pepin earned an MBA in human resources from the University of Windsor, a bachelor of arts from the University of Western Ontario and a bachelor of commerce from The University of Windsor.
Brad E. Tolley
Senior Vice President, Business Development and Technology
Brad 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 his MBA from Oakland University, as well as a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.