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Cary Wood

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Cary Wood is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Grede and serves on its Board of Directors.

Cary rejoined Grede in 2019. 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 equity-backed businesses, most notably as the turnaround CEO of Sparton Corporation (NYSE: SPA) from 2008-2016 prior to its sale to Cerberus.

In addition, Cary has held a number of Board memberships including Broadwind (NASDAQ: BWEN), an infrastructure company serving wind power, oil, gas and mining; Westell (NASDAQ: WSTL), a telecom equipment company and formerly Vishay Precision Group (NASDAQ: VPG), an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of resistive foil technology, sensors and sensor-based systems; and as Board Chairman at DuraVent., Inc., a private equity-sponsored building products company.

Cary began his career with General Motors Corporation (NYSE: GM), followed by a move to United Technologies Automotive Corporation, where he served in a variety of general management, operations and engineering roles.

He holds a Bachelor of Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., a Master of Science from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, Mich., and a Master of Business Administration from Loyola University-Chicago in Chicago.