Former President and Chief Operating Officer of Metaldyne Performance Group
Douglas Grimm served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Metaldyne Performance Group ("MPG") beginning in December 2015 until April 2017, when American Securities and management sold the company to American Axle & Manufacturing. Mr. Grimm previously served as Co-President of MPG since August 2014 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Grede since February 2010. Prior to that, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Citation Corporation, a foundry that manufactures components for the transportation and industrial markets, from 2008 to 2010. Prior to co-founding Grede Holdings LLC, Mr. Grimm served as Vice President—Global Ford, Materials Management, Powertrain Electronics & Fuel Operations of Visteon Corporation, a global automotive supplier that manufactures climate, electronics, and interior products for vehicle manufacturers, from 2006 to 2008. Prior to that time, Mr. Grimm spent five years at Oldco M Corporation (the former Metaldyne Corporation) as a Vice President in various executive positions, including commercial operations, General Manager of forging and casting operations, as well as having responsibility for global purchasing and quality. Before joining Oldco M Corporation in 2001, Mr. Grimm was with Dana Corporation, a worldwide supplier of drivetrain, sealing and thermal management components and systems in 1998 and served as Vice President, Global Strategic Sourcing. Prior to that, Mr. Grimm spent 10 years at Chrysler Corporation in various purchasing management positions.
Mr. Grimm serves on the board of Blue Bird Corporation, is the immediate past Chairman of the Original Equipment Supplier Association (OESA), and serves as Chairman of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). Mr. Grimm holds a BA degree in Economics & Management from Hiram College (OH), where he is a member of the board of trustees, and an MBA from the University of Detroit.