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.
Senior Vice President, North America
Jim Bonebright joined Shiloh in January 2017 and was named senior vice president, North America in November 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 Development & Technology
Scott Borovich joined Shiloh in September 2015 and was appointed vice president of business development and technology in November 2018. He oversees Shiloh’s sales, program management, advanced manufacturing engineering, product engineering and innovation globally. Borovich has over 20 years’ experience in the automotive industry, and has demonstrated success in customer relationship management, program management and flawless launch execution. Prior to Shiloh, he has held leadership positions at Varroc Lighting Systems, Visteon Corporation, and Lear Corporation, and is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt. Borovich holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business.
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.
Scott P. Pepin
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, Europe & Asia and Strategy
Brad Tolley joined Shiloh in January 2014 and was appointed senior vice president of Europe and Asia, along with corporate strategy in November 2018. Tolley has an extensive background in strategic planning, business development, engineering and operations. His 25-year career in the global automotive industry includes several leadership positions of increasing responsibilities with Ford Motor Company, Visteon Corporation and Varroc Lighting Systems, where he was most recently vice president, strategy & marketing. Tolley earned his MBA from Oakland University, and bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Purdue University.