Alberto L. Satine has been named vice president, Strategic & Business Development. Most recently he served as AAM's vice president, Procurement. Satine joined AAM as general manager, International Operations in 2001. Prior to joining AAM, Satine held various senior management positions at Dana Corporation including regional president for the Andean Operations, General Manager for Spicer Transmission Division in Toledo, and vice-president of operations for Dana Venezuela.
Michael C. Flynn has been appointed vice president, Procurement. Previously Flynn served as executive director, Sales - GM/Delphi. Flynn has 27 years of automotive and purchasing experience. He began his career as a college-graduate-in-training at the General Motors Chevrolet Gear & Axle Plant -- now AAM's Detroit Gear & Axle facility. Immediately prior to joining AAM as purchasing manager in 1994, Flynn served as purchasing supervisor for GM Worldwide Purchasing. He has held various purchasing, manufacturing, program management, manufacturing engineering and sales positions at AAM including: director, Direct Materials Purchasing; manufacturing manager; and director, GM/Delphi Sales.
"We are extremely pleased to announce the appointments of these executives to their new positions," said AAM Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Richard E. Dauch. "Their demonstrated leadership in the commercial, international business development, purchasing and manufacturing areas of our business will strengthen AAM as we continue to profitably grow our global presence."
AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design and validation of driveline systems and related components and modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles and passenger cars. In addition to its locations in the United States (in Michigan, New York and Ohio), AAM also has offices or facilities in Brazil, China, England, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, Mexico, Scotland and South Korea.
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