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John Economou

Chief Operating Officer (COO)


John Economou is Chief Operating Officer (COO) at Grede.

John joined Grede in November 2022. John is directly responsible for leading Grede’s operational transformation strategic imperative driving improvements in safety, operational execution, continuous improvement, supply chain, and purchasing across all 10 Grede plants.

John has over 25 years of experience leading operations for die casting, machining, stamping, and assembly. He specializes in implementing standards, processes, and systems to drive safety, quality and operational improvements that support the achievement of KPIs and financial objectives.

John joins us from Dexter, where he served as Senior Vice President of Operations. Prior to Dexter, John was the Chief Operating Officer at Gibbs Die Casting. He has held technical and leadership positions with United Components, Accuride Corporation, American Axle, and Ford Motor Company.

John served in the United States Army for four years as a Company Executive Officer and Platoon Leader. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, NY