Wolverine Advanced Materials Thursday announced organizational changes to strengthen its management team and position itself for future growth.
Key changes include separation of sales and marketing functions, new leadership in research and development and engineering, and appointment of a chief financial officer.
Scott Koepke, Wolverine’s CEO, announced the following changes which take effect immediately:
* Jamey Mesaros moves to vice president of marketing and communications. Mesaros previously served as the company’s vice president of sales and marketing. Mesaros holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Bowling Green State University.
* Mike Whelan moves to vice president of sales. Whelan previously served as the company’s vice president of supply chain management. Whelan holds a bachelor of arts degree from Stonehill College.
* Dana Stonerook joins the company as its vice president of research, development, and engineering. Stonebrook will coordinate all research and development efforts globally, including next generation innovation, product development and engineering, and process efficiency improvement. He previously served at Takata Corporation and TRW. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Devry Institute of Technology, Chicago.
* Mike Thompson is promoted to CFO. Thompson was the company’s vice president of finance. In his new position he will be responsible for all financial functions of the company including treasury, tax, and audit. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and an MBA from Wayne State University.
Headquartered in Dearborn, Wolverine develops, produces and sells performance-critical, specialty materials used in automotive brake noise insulators; gasket and sealing materials for automotive & industrial applications; NVH (noise, vibration and harshness) damping systems for automotive and NSV (noise, shock and vibration) for consumer electronics applications.
Wolverine has manufacturing operations in Blacksburg, Va., Leesburg, Fla., Germany, and China, as well as sales and technical offices in Michigan, Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, and India. The company employs nearly 400 people worldwide.
Wolverine is principally owned by Wynnchurch Capital Partners, a Private Equity firm headquartered in Rosemont, Ill. More at www.wynnchurch.com.