Management

Management

James Gouin
Chief Executive Officer
James Gouin
Chief Executive Officer


James (Jim) Gouin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tower International and became a member of Tower’s Board of Directors in January 2017. He also served as President of Tower International from September 2016 until January 2017. Jim joined Tower in November 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

During Jim’s tenure as CFO he helped to established Tower’s Internal Control Quality Operating System (ICQOS), was integral in the successful completion of the ... 

Jeffrey Kersten
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Jeffrey Kersten
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer


Jeffrey L. Kersten has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since September 1, 2016. Prior to this he served as Senior Vice President and Corporate Controller since February 1, 2007. He transitioned to that position from the position of Senior Vice President, Restructuring, which he held since October 2006 with the Predecessor. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Kersten was the Predecessor’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Business Development. Mr. Kersten joined the Predece... 

Par Malmhagen
President Tower International
Par Malmhagen
President Tower International


Pär (Pelle) Malmhagen, was appointed President of Tower International in January 2017 and has overall responsibility for Tower’s North American and European businesses. Pelle joined the Company in June 2012 as President, Tower Europe. During his tenure in the role he strengthened the leadership of the region, improved customer launches and introduced light weighting technologies.

From 1992 to 2012 at Autoliv Inc., a leading global developer and manufacturer of automotive safety syst... 

Michael Rajkovic
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Michael Rajkovic
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer


Michael Rajkovic has been our Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since August 1, 2007. Prior to assuming that role, Mr. Rajkovic served as a senior member of CCM’s operations team from August 2006 to August 2007 and assisted Mr. Malcolm in various aspects of the 2007 acquisition of Tower Automotive. Before joining CCM, Mr. Rajkovic was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of United States Can Corporation, a global packaging company, from May 2005 to March 200... 

Mark Flynn
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources
Mark Flynn
Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources


Mark Flynn joined Tower as Senior Vice President, Global Human Resources & CHRO in December 2017.

From 2009 to 2017 he held senior Human Resources positions with Adient and its predecessor, Johnson Controls, including as Vice President Global Human Resources, Automotive Seating and as Vice President Human Resources Americas, Global Interiors Product Group.

Prior to Johnson Controls Mark was Vice President Human Resources North America & Corporate, Cooper Standard Automotive;... 

Nanette Dudek
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Compliance and Corporate Secretary
Nanette Dudek
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Compliance and Corporate Secretary


Nanette was appointed Vice President Legal Affairs and Compliance in February 2017. She joined Tower in 2005 and is responsible for managing and overseeing all aspects of the company’s legal, governance, and compliance activities. She has 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, previously working in the legal departments of Visteon Corporation and Johnson Controls, Inc.

Nanette is also Corporate Secretary to our Board of Directors responsible for ensuring the integrity of t... 

Directors

Tony Brown
Chairman
Tony Brown
Chairman


Thomas “Tony” K. Brown, was appointed Chairman of the board effective April 30, 2017. Mr. Brown became a member of our board on April 1, 2014. He retired from Ford Motor Company on August 1, 2013, after fourteen years of service in various leadership positions in global purchasing for Ford. In 2008, Mr. Brown became Ford’s Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, with responsibility for approximately $90 billion of production and non-production procurement for Ford operations worldwide. From 19... 
James Gouin
Chief Executive Officer
James Gouin
Chief Executive Officer


James (Jim) Gouin was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Tower International and became a member of Tower’s Board of Directors in January 2017. He also served as President of Tower International from September 2016 until January 2017. Jim joined Tower in November 2007 as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

During Jim’s tenure as CFO he helped to established Tower’s Internal Control Quality Operating System (ICQOS), was integral in the successful completion of th... 

Mark Malcolm
Director (Retired Chief Executive Officer)
Mark Malcolm
Director (Retired Chief Executive Officer)


Mark Malcolm has been a board member and since joining Tower August 1, 2007. Mr. Malcolm served as Tower’s Chief Executive Officer until his retirement on December 31, 2016. He was also Tower’s President until September 1, 2016. Prior to joining Tower, Mr. Malcolm served as a senior member of Cerberus Capital Management’s (CCM) operations team from January 2006 to July 2007 and played a leading role on behalf of CCM in the 2007 acquisition of Tower Automotive. Before joining CCM, Mr. Malcolm ... 

James Chapman
Director
James Chapman
Director


James Chapman became a member of our board on September 30, 2010. Since 2004, Mr. Chapman has been a non−executive Vice Chairman of SkyWorks Leasing, LLC, an aircraft management services company. Prior to joining SkyWorks, Mr. Chapman held a variety of investment banking positions across a range of industries. Mr. Chapman currently serves on the board of directors of Aercap Holdings N.V. Mr. Chapman also currently serves on the boards of directors of Scottish Re Group Limited and Tembec Holdi... 

Alison Davis-Blake
Director
Alison Davis-Blake
Director


Alison Davis-Blake, became a member of our Board on October 17, 2014. She currently is serving as Special Advisor to the Provost at University of Michigan working on developing programs to effectively and efficiently bring business education to non-business students at the university and also on developing training programs for new deans. Prior to taking that position, Ms. Davis-Blake was the Dean of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan from July 2011 through June... 
Frank English
Director
Frank English
Director


Frank E. English, Jr. became a member of our board on August 24, 2010, transitioned to senior advisor status on September 28, 2010 and was again appointed to our board on May 17, 2011. Mr. English has served as a Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley & Co. since his retirement from that global financial services firm in 2009. From 1976 to 2009, Mr. English served in various senior roles at Morgan Stanley & Co., most recently as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking from 2002 to ... 
Dev Kapadia
Director
Dev Kapadia
Director


Dev Kapadia has been a board member since August 1, 2007. Mr. Kapadia has been a Managing Director of CCM since 2003. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Kapadia served in various capacities with The Carlyle Group, a global private investment firm, and Carlyle Management Group, an affiliate of The Carlyle Group dedicated to turnaround and special situation investments. Prior to joining Carlyle in 1996, Mr. Kapadia was a financial analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, an investment banking firm. Mr. ...