Chesterfield, MI (PRWEB) October 03, 2012
Hydraulex Global has named Mike DeFazio their Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Mike will oversee operations; engineering and procurement, ensuring Hydraulex Global’s aftermarket, repair and remanufactured products exceed the industry’s quality standards.
From 2001-2010, prior to joining Hydraulex, Mr. DeFazio served as COO at Alpha Packaging, a business-to-business manufacturing/distribution company serving the pharmaceutical, nutritional supplement and personal care markets. While at Alpha, Mike was instrumental in fueling sales growth from $18M to $186M, increasing EBITDA 14-fold and expanding manufacturing operations from one to nine sites - including Europe.
Early in his career Mike worked as a Field Engineer on the F/A-18 fighter aircraft for the McDonnell Douglas Corporation and later in management positions with Continental PET and Owens-Illinois in Europe and the United States. DeFazio also served in the United States Air Force as a Crew Chief.
“With the recent acquisitions of Flint Hydrostatics and Metaris Hydraulics, it is a very exciting time for Hydraulex Global,” says DeFazio. “I look forward to being a part of the positive growth of the company.”