Leadership

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Cary Wood is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Grede and serves on its Board of Directors. Cary rejoins Grede, where he previously held leadership positions between 2004 – 2008, including as interim CEO of its predecessor company, Citation Corporation. Most recently, he has held a number of CEO roles at both public companies and private…

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Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Michael “Mike” Lobbia is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Grede. In this role, Mike oversees all finance, treasury and accounting activities, and is responsible for information technology activities of Grede.  Mike joins Grede from General Motors, where he most recently served as CFO of Global Purchasing & Supply Chain from 2017 to 2019 and a…

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Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Paul Suber is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Grede. In this role, Paul is responsible for all operating functions of the company, including manufacturing, purchasing, continuous improvement (CI) and strategy. Most recently, he served as Executive Vice President of Operations and Business Development at Autokiniton Global Group. Paul previously was Vice President of Business Development…

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President - Head of Commercial

Anthony “Tony”  Lovell is President-Head of Commercial at Grede. Tony joined Grede in 2009 and most recently served as Vice President of Sales of the Casting division under American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM). Tony is also familiar with operations after having spent a stint in Operations as the Vice President of the Industrial…

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Director Engineering, Program Management and Quality

Susan Bear is Director of Engineering, Program Management and Quality at Grede. In this role, Susan is responsible for developing and ensuring robust processes are available for Quality, Program Management and Engineering functions and utilized by the Grede centers of operations and corporate teams. In addition, she provides strategy and vision for new engineering business…

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Director of Human Resources

Jillian Czlapinski is Director of Human Resources at Grede. In this role, Jillian is responsible for Human Resources, including benefits, compensation, labor relations, organizational development, talent management, payroll, compliance, policies and procedures. Jillian joined Grede in August 2016. Prior to that, she served as a Human Resources Business Partner at Faurecia (2013 to 2016); Human…

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Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

Jennifer M. Dudley is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Grede. In this role, Jennifer is responsible for managing all legal matters, including commercial, contract, corporate organization, real estate, labor and employment, environmental and litigation. Jennifer served as Assistant General Counsel and Division Counsel for American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., Castings (Grede) from…

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