DETROIT, Nov. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc. (AAM) today announced that David M. Buckley has been appointed Vice President – Strategic & Business Development. In this role, Buckley will lead AAM's business development and strategic global growth initiatives.
Buckley joins AAM from Vexos, Inc. having previously held the position of president and chief executive officer from 2014 to 2017. While at Vexos, he expanded the company's sales and EBITDA, market, pipeline, and customer base while increasing productivity across the business, and establishing a robust platform for organic and inorganic growth.
Prior to joining Vexos, Buckley gained global leadership experience as CEO of several companies including: Cross Match Technologies and Vectronix. Earlier in his career, Buckley led successful business units at both General Electric and PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting. Buckley is known for positively transforming the focus and operations of organizations by guiding companies through periods of significant change, including rapid growth, turnaround, repositioning and rightsizing.
Buckley holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.
"We are extremely pleased to announce the addition of David to AAM's executive management team," said AAM Chairman & CEO David C. Dauch. "His extensive leadership and experience guiding companies through rapid, profitable growth will complement AAM's executive team as we continue to assess strategic opportunities that support our commitment to profitable growth, global diversification and customer focus."
Biographies of AAM's officers can be found at www.aam.com.
AAM (NYSE: AXL) is a premier, global leader in design, engineering, validation and manufacturing of driveline, metal forming, powertrain, and casting technologies for automotive, commercial and industrial markets. Headquartered in Detroit, AAM has over 25,000 associates operating at more than 90 facilities in 17 countries to support our customers on global and regional platforms with a focus on quality, operational excellence and technology leadership. To learn more, visit www.aam.com.
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