Thomas Amato, co-president of of PM automotive component manufacturer Metaldyne Performance Group (MPG) and president and CEO Metaldyne LLC has left the company to pursue other interests.

‘On behalf of the MPG board, we would like to thank Tom for his leadership and contributions to Metaldyne and MPG,; said Kevin Penn, Chairman of MPG.  ;I met Tom in 2012 during the process through which American Securities acquired Metaldyne, and we have always been impressed with his leadership style.  Tom was instrumental in the creation of MPG, taking on the additional role of chief integration officer, in which he did a terrific job bringing together the companies.  We would like to thank him for his efforts, commitment, and dedication.’

Amato joined the predecessor company to Metaldyne, MascoTech Inc, in 1994 as director of corporate development.  He later served in a number of financial, operating and commercial roles.  In 2007, he was named chairman and CEO of Metaldyne and co-CEO of Asahi Tec, the then-parent company of Metaldyne.  He led an extensive turnaround through the global financial crisis in 2008 to 2009, where Metaldyne was re-formed as an independent company and sold to a group of investors. Amato continued as president and CEO through the sale to American Securities in 2012 and through the merger and formation of MPG and subsequent IPO.

Douglas Grimm, currently co-president of MPG, has been named president and chief operating officer with responsibility for all operating activities of the various MPG operations and Russell Bradley has been named executive vice president of sales with responsibility for coordinating the sales efforts of the operating divisions. 

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