About Us

Board of Directors

David C. Dauch
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, American Axle & Manufacturing

Mr. Dauch was appointed to our Board on June 29, 2015. Mr. Dauch serves as chair of the Board's Governance Committee, and as a member of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Dauch is currently chairman and chief executive officer of American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (“AAM”), a leading global Tier-One automotive supplier of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components. Mr. Dauch was appointed chairman of the board of AAM in August 2013, and was previously appointed president and chief executive officer of AAM in September 2012. Beginning in June 2008, he served as AAM’s president & chief operating officer and previously served as its executive vice president and chief operating officer.


From 1987 to 1995, Mr. Dauch held several positions at Collins & Aikman Products Company, an automotive manufacturer engaged primarily in the design, engineering and manufacture of automotive interior components, systems and modules. Mr. Dauch also served on the Collins & Aikman board of directors from 2002 to 2007. Presently, he serves on the boards of Business Leaders for Michigan, the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Great Lakes Council Boy Scouts of America, the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Michigan and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association. In December 2014, Mr. Dauch was elected to the board of directors of Amerisure Mutual Holdings, Inc. and the Amerisure Companies.


Mr. Dauch also serves on the Miami University Business Advisory Council. Mr. Dauch brings extensive knowledge and expertise in executive leadership and operational management issues relevant to manufacturing environments. His experience as chairman, chief executive officer and president of AAM also provide him with subject matter expertise in corporate governance, risk management and strategic planning.


David C. Dauch
Richard L. DeVore
Regional President, Detroit & Southeast Michigan, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.

Mr. DeVore was appointed to our Board on June 29, 2015. Mr. DeVore serves as chair of the Board's Audit Committee, and as a member of the Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. Mr. DeVore is currently executive vice president of PNC Bank, N.A., a member of the PNC Financial Services Group (“PNC”), one of the United States’ largest diversified financial services organizations. Mr. DeVore was appointed executive vice president of PNC in November 2001 and, in his current role, he serves as president for the Detroit and Southeast Michigan regions and chairs the local PNC Foundation. From January 2009 through July 2010 (after its acquisition by PNC), he also served as the chief credit officer and as member of the board of directors of National City Bank, a financial services organization.


Mr. DeVore previously held various chief credit officer and managerial positions with PNC from 1991 through 2001. Mr. DeVore currently serves on the boards of Business Leaders for Michigan, Oakland University, the Detroit Economic Club, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Detroit Regional Chamber and Ann Arbor SPARK. Mr. DeVore has also taught banking and finance courses at Wayne State University. Mr. DeVore brings to the Board more than 37 years of financial institutions experience and unique insights into credit market conditions and corporate capital structure. Mr. DeVore has extensive knowledge and subject matter expertise in finance, mergers and acquisitions and risk management.

Richard L. DeVore
Denise Ilitch
President, Ilitch Enterprises, LLC, Co-Chairman, Horizon Global Corporation

Ms. Ilitch was named as a member of our Board on June 29, 2015. Ms. Ilitch became Co-Chair of the Board effective July 1, 2016. Ms. Ilitch served as chair of the Board's Compensation Committee until August 16, 2016, and is currently a member of the Board’s Compensation Committee, Audit Committee and the Governance Committee. Ms. Ilitch is currently president of Ilitch Enterprises, LLC, a business operations management company, a position she has held since 2005. From 2000 to 2004, Ms. Ilitch served as president of Ilitch Holdings, Inc., an entertainment industries, food, fundraising and real estate development services company. From 1996 to 2004, Ms. Ilitch served as president of Olympia Development, LLC, a real estate development company.


Ms. Ilitch currently serves as trustee for the Skillman Foundation and as regent on the University of Michigan Board of Regents, where she is a member of the health affairs committee. Ms. Ilitch has previously served as a board member of numerous community organizations, including the Detroit Branch of the NAACP, the Detroit Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, Detroit Renaissance, and the Karmanos Cancer Institute. She also co-chaired the 2009 Detroit Crisis Turnaround Team and served as a Detroit Red Wings Alternate Governor for the National Hockey League and as a board member of Major League Baseball.


Ms. Ilitch brings to the Board more than 30 years of experience as a business executive and community leader. As a businesswomen and attorney, Ms. Ilitch has extensive knowledge and subject matter expertise in business development, corporate law and government policy.

Denise Ilitch
Scott Kunselman
Chief Operating Officer, Oakland University

Scott G. Kunselman was appointed to our Board on March 8, 2016. Mr. Kunselman was appointed as chair of the Board’s Compensation Committee on August 17, 2016, and also currently serves as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee and the Governance Committee. In December 2015, Mr. Kunselman joined Oakland University, a public university with its main campus located in Rochester, Michigan, as its chief operating officer. Prior to joining Oakland University, Mr. Kunselman was senior vice president - vehicle safety and regulatory compliance, FCA - North America for FCA US LLC (“Chrysler”), an automobile manufacturer headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, from August 2014 through November 2015. Previously he was senior vice president - purchasing and supplier quality for Chrysler from April 2012 to August 2014. Mr. Kunselman held the position of senior vice president - engineering with Chrysler from June 2009 to April 2012.


Mr. Kunselman served on the Oakland University Board of Trustees from August 2012 to November 2015, and served as the chair of the Michigan Minority Supplier Development Council from April 2012 to February 2014. Mr. Kunselman also served on the board of the FCA Foundation (former Chrysler Foundation) from 2009 to December 2015, and the board of the Michigan Science Center (former Detroit Science Center) from 2008 to December 2015. Mr. Kunselman brings to the Board extensive knowledge and expertise relating to the automotive industry and operations management. Mr. Kunselman has subject matter expertise in engineering, quality, purchasing and product innovation.

Scott Kunselman
Rick Siebert
Retired Partner, KPMG, LLP

Mr. Siebert was appointed to our Board on August 4, 2015. Mr. Siebert serves as a member of the Board’s Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee. Mr. Siebert retired from KPMG LLP (“KPMG”), a global audit, tax and finance advisory firm in September 2012. From 2003 to September 2012, Mr. Siebert served as the managing partner of the Mid-America business unit of KPMG, and, from 2007 to January 2012, Mr. Siebert also served as the managing partner of KPMG’s Detroit office. Previously, Mr. Siebert served as the managing partner of the Cincinnati office of KPMG, and as the audit practice lead in the St. Louis office of Arthur Andersen, a global public accounting firm. In 1976, Mr. Siebert joined Arthur Andersen, was admitted to partnership in 1987, and was instrumental in the transition of Arthur Andersen’s St. Louis office to KPMG in 2003.


During his career in public accounting, Mr. Siebert served as the lead engagement partner or client service partner for a broad range of public companies. Mr. Siebert currently serves as a member of the finance council of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, and is a member of its audit committee. Mr. Siebert brings to the Board extensive knowledge and expertise in financial reporting, accounting and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance for public companies. Mr. Siebert's 36 year career in public accounting also provides him with subject matter expertise in a broad range of governance, regulatory and securities matters.

Rick Siebert
Samuel Valenti III
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Valenti Capital, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, V5Partners, LLC

Mr. Valenti was appointed to our Board on June 22, 2015 and subsequently named Co-Chair of our Board on June 29, 2015. Mr. Valenti stepped down as Co-Chair of the Board effective June 30, 2016. Mr. Valenti serves as a member of the Board's Audit Committee, Compensation Committee and the Governance Committee. Mr. Valenti is currently chair of Valenti Capital LLC, an investment firm located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Mr. Valenti was employed by Masco Corporation (“Masco”), a home improvement and building products manufacturer, from 1968 through 2008.


From 1988 through 2008, Mr. Valenti was president and a member of the board of Masco Capital Corporation, and was vice president-investments of Masco from 1974 to 1998. Mr. Valenti has served as Chairman and a director of TriMas Corporation (“TriMas”), beginning in 2002, and serves as a member of its audit committee, governance and nominating committee, and compensation committee. Mr. Valenti was named a director of AAM in October 2013. He also serves as a member of the audit committee and the strategy committee for AAM. Mr. Valenti is the former chair of the investment advisory committee of the State of Michigan retirement system and served on the Harvard Business School Advisory Council. He currently serves on the advisory council at the University of Notre Dame and the advisory board at the University of Michigan Business School Zell-Lurie Institute.


Mr. Valenti is a member of Business Leaders for Michigan and serves as chair of the Renaissance Venture Capital Fund. As chair of TriMas beginning in 2002 and as an executive of Masco for 40 years, Mr. Valenti has extensive knowledge and experience in the management of manufacturing businesses and subject matter expertise in the areas of finance, economics, corporate governance and asset management.

Samuel Valenti III
A. Mark Zeffiro
Co-Chairman Horizon Global Corporation

Mr. Zeffiro was appointed as Co-Chair of our Board on June 29, 2015, and was named our president and chief executive officer on June 30, 2015. Mr. Zeffiro has served as president and a director of Horizon since our incorporation on January 14, 2015. Mr. Zeffiro previously served as group president of Cequent, which was comprised of TriMas' Cequent Americas and Cequent APEA reporting segments specializing in towing, trailering and cargo management products (“Cequent”), beginning in January 2015. Mr. Zeffiro served as chief financial officer of TriMas from June 2008 to January 2015 and executive vice president of TriMas from May 2013 until January 2015.


Prior to joining TriMas, Mr. Zeffiro held various financial management and business positions with General Electric Company (“GE”), a diversified technology and financial services company, and Black and Decker Corporation (“Black & Decker”), a global manufacturer of quality power tools and accessories, hardware, home improvement products and fastening systems. From 2004 through 2008, during Mr. Zeffiro’s four year tenure with Black & Decker, he was vice president of finance for the global consumer product group and Latin America. In addition, Mr. Zeffiro was directly responsible for and functioned as general manager of Black & Decker’s factory store business unit. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Zeffiro was chief financial officer of First Quality Enterprises, a private company producing consumer products for the health care market. From 1988 through 2002, he held a series of operational and financial leadership positions with GE, the most recent of which was chief financial officer of its medical imaging manufacturing division. In April 2015, Mr. Zeffiro was appointed to the board of directors of Atkore International Group, Inc., a manufacturer of electrical raceway solutions.


Mr. Zeffiro also serves on the board of directors of the Detroit Institute of Arts, where he chairs the finance committee, and the board of trustees of Walsh College, where he sits on the academic committee. Mr. Zeffiro's position as president and chief executive officer of Horizon provides him the ability to offer the Board firsthand insight into the operations and strategic vision of the Company. Mr. Zeffiro has extensive knowledge and subject matter expertise in strategic planning, business management, mergers and acquisitions and financial accounting.

Mark Zeffiro