Majdi Abulaban was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2019. Prior to joining Superior, Mr. Abulaban was employed by Aptiv PLC (formerly Delphi Automotive) (NYSE: APTV) as the Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Signal and Power Solutions Segment from January 2017 to April 2019. From February 2012, Mr. Abulaban served as the Senior Vice President and Group President, Global Electrical and Electronic Architecture Segment and President of Aptiv Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Mr. Abulaban held various business unit leadership positions with Delphi in China, Singapore, and the United States. Mr. Abulaban is currently a member of the Board of Directors of SPX FLOW, Inc. (NYSE: FLOW), a global supplier of highly specialized, engineered solutions.
Mr. Abulaban holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.
C. TIMOTHY TRENARY
Tim Trenary was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Superior in September 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Trenary was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Commercial Vehicle Group, where he led the reorganization and enhancement of the finance organization, as well as refining it’s capital allocation strategy to improve earnings and deleverage the business. Previously, Mr. Trenary had served in several Chief Financial Officer roles, including ProBuild Holdings, LLC, EMCON Technologies Holdings Limited, and DURA Automotive Systems, Inc. In addition, he has previously served in various executive positions with both public and private companies. Tim began his career as an Auditor with Ernst & Young. He also serves as a Director for MiBank.
Mr. Trenary earned a Master of Business Administration with Honors form the University of Detroit Mercy. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from Michigan State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant (registered status) in the State of Michigan.
Kevin Burke was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer effective October 7, 2019. Mr. Burke has 25 years of operational and human resources experience.
He joins Superior from Valeo North America, a Tier One auto supplier and technology company, where he was the most senior HR executive in North America and responsible for leading Human Resources across the United States, Mexico and Canada since March 2018. From 2015 to 2017, he was at Lear Corporation, a Tier One auto supplier, as Vice President of Human Resources – Asia Pacific based in Shanghai, China. From 2013-2015, Mr. Burke was the Chief Human Resources Officer for ITC Holdings, an independent electric transmission company. Prior to that, he held various HR related positions with General Mills, Pulte Homes and Dow Corning Corporation.
Mr. Burke earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and a Master of Labor & Industrial Relations from Michigan State University, as well as a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School.
Mr. Michael Dorah is the Company’s Senior Vice President and President North America as of January 2021. He was previously the Senior Vice President, Manufacturing Systems of Delphi Technologies, Plc., a global commercial vehicle parts supplier, from 2019 to 2020. Prior to that, he served as Vice President of Operations of Chassix, Inc, a global supplier of precision casting and machining solutions for the automotive industry from 2016-2019. Mr. Dorah also served as a General Manager, for Chassix, Brazil from 2012 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Dorah was the Vice President and General Manager, Brazil for Acument Global Technologies, Inc., a global manufacturer of screws, bolts, nuts and cold formed components for the automotive, industrial and aerospace industries from 2008 to 2010. He also served from 2008 to 2010 as Acument’s Vice President – Operations. From 1986 to 2008, Mr. Dorah held various positions with American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc., a global Tier 1 automotive supplier.
Mr. Dorah holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Materials Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration degree and Master of Science degree in Materials Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Joanne Finnorn was appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective in September 2017. Ms. Finnorn began her career as an attorney with General Motors working in their Detroit headquarters facility before taking the role of General Counsel for their GMAC European Operations in Zurich, Switzerland. Ms. Finnorn also spent 7 years as Vice President & General Counsel for OnStar LLC. Most recently, she served as Vice President, General Counsel & Compliance Officer at Amerisure Insurance. Ms. Finnorn obtained her Bachelor degree from Alma college and her Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.
Parveen Kakar is Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development since 2014. He joined Superior in June 1989 as Director of Engineering Services and has held positions of increasing responsibilities within the Company.
Since July 2008, Mr. Kakar was Senior Vice President of Corporate Engineering and Product Development. Prior to that, he served as Director of Engineering Services, where he was instrumental in aligning product development and manufacturing processes for improved new product introduction for OEM programs. Mr. Kakar holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in India.
Mr. Andreas Meyer is the Company’s Senior Vice President and President Europe as of November 2019. He has more than 22 years of experience in the automotive industry. From January 2017 to October 2019, Mr. Meyer served as the Senior Vice President of Snop Automotive/Tower Automotive Europe, a leading Tier-One automotive supplier of body-in-white stampings and complex body structures. From July 2015 to January 2017, he served as Vice President Operations for Tower Automotive Europe. Prior to that, Mr. Meyer was Managing Director for Hörmann Automotive Gustavsburg from October 2008 to June 2015. In addition, from January 2013 to June 2015, he was Managing Director for Hörmann Automotive, being in charge of Operations and Technology of the Group. Mr. Meyer also held various business unit leadership positions at MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG in Poland and Germany. Mr. Meyer obtained his Masters Degree in Business Management from the Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg, Germany.