PLYMOUTH, MI — Tom Chambers has been named president and chief operating officer of Metaldyne Corp. effective immediately. He will report to Timothy Leuliette, who remains chairman and CEO. Leuliette was served as president in addition to his roles as chairman and chief executive officer. AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement In his new role, Chambers will oversee day-to-day operations at Metaldyne’s 38 global facilities. He was previously president of Metaldyne’s Powertrain Group, where he was responsible for all functions of the group’s business including plant operations, financial performance and sales. He will continue to head the Powertrain Group on an interim basis. This organizational change is precipitated by Metaldyne’s agreement to be acquired by Asahi Tec, a Japan-based chassis and powertrain component supplier in the passenger car/light truck and medium/heavy truck segments. When the Asahi Tec transaction is completed Leuliette will become co-chairman with Shoichiro Irimajiri, the current chairman of Asahi Tec, and also will become co-CEO of the combined companies. The Asahi Tec transaction moves Metaldyne into a stronger global market and customer position. Under the transaction Metaldyne will operate separately and keep its name. Chambers will oversee that business. Reporting to Chambers will be Joe Nowak, executive vice president and president, Chassis Group; Jim Hudak, managing director, Asia Pacific, and Steve Dickerson, interim vice president, quality and Six Sigma, as well as yet-to-be named vice president of finance and Brooke Matthews, manager of facilities. In addition to Chambers, the following executives will report to Leuliette: Jeff Stafeil, executive vice president and chief financial officer; Logan Robinson, executive vice president, general counsel and government relations; Thomas Amato, executive vice president, commercial operations and corporate development; Kim Kovac, executive vice president, human resources and Metaldyne University, and Marjorie Sorge, vice president, corporate communications. Advertisement Chambers and Nowak will also serve on a new President’s Council that will be created after the Asahi Tec transaction is completed. Chambers has held a variety of positions in the automotive industry including president of Piston Automotive; managing director of operations, Americas for GKN; president of Electrical Systems and general manager of Brake and Chassis Product Lines for the Americas for ITT Industries. From 1962-1992 he held numerous positions within General Motors including managing director of General Motors France. He has a bachelor of science in engineering technology from the University of Dayton and a master of science in business from MIT. For more information about Metaldyne, go to: http://www.metaldyne.com.
The club has been allocated 1,427 tickets for the trip to Molineux, and season card PLUS holders can now purchase.All season card holders can buy from Friday, with member sales beginning on Wednesday, August 30th. Any remaining tickets will be placed on general sale from Monday, September 4th.Ticket prices have been set as follows:Adult- £25Senior 65+/Under-21 – £15Under-17 – £12Under-12 – £10All ticket prices are subject to an additional £1 fee.Ambulant disabled and wheelchair using supporters pay the relevant price category and will receive a free carer.CATS will be running coaches to Molineux, with seats costing £19 for season card PLUS holders, with all others paying £24. Coaches will leave the Winterstoke car park at 3pm, but no parking will be available on site due to a large event.