Wolverine Advanced Materials Announces New Global Vice President of Operations

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Joseph Conroy announced as Global Vice President of Operations to add to 25 years in the industry

We are glad to have him on board and feel confident that his vast knowledge and experience leading manufacturing operations and teams will instill manufacturing excellence into our facilities across the globe and take our plants to the next level.

Joseph Conroy has been announced as Wolverine Advanced Materials’ (Wolverine) new Vice President of Global Operations. Grant Beard, CEO of Wolverine, made the announcement.

Conroy will be responsible for the management of global manufacturing sites in United States, Germany and China. In his new role, Conroy will be responsible for developing and executing Wolverine’s global manufacturing strategy, institutionalizing best practices and disciplines and developing our manufacturing capabilities and staff.

“Joe has broad based expertise in operations with over 25 years of experience in automotive and non-automotive companies,” Beard said of Conroy. He continued, “We are glad to have him on board and feel confident that his vast knowledge and experience leading manufacturing operations and teams will instill manufacturing excellence into our facilities across the globe and take our plants to the next level.”

Previous to joining Wolverine, Conroy was Vice President of Operations at Brooks Automation, manufacturer of automation, vacuum, and instrumentation equipment, responsible for five sites across three countries. Conroy’s long career also includes experiences at Energy Conversion Devices, American Axle and Manufacturing, and General Motors. Conroy has an MBA from Wayne State University and a Mechanical Engineering degree from General Motors Institute.

About Wolverine Advanced Materials
Wolverine Advanced Materials is a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance materials. Our core competency is in performance-critical, specialty elastomer-coated metals that offer damping and seal- ability solutions in the Automotive Brake, NVH, and Sealing industries. Extensive industry knowledge and innovative materials have made Wolverine a desired and trusted global supplier for over 80 years. Wolverine has offices in Virginia, Florida, Michigan, Germany, Japan, China, Brazil, and India. Principally owned by Wynnchurch Capital Partners, Wolverine employs approximately 500 people worldwide, with global headquarters in Dearborn, Michigan. For more information, please visit: http://www.wamglobal.com.

About Wynnchurch Capital
Wynnchurch Capital, headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois with offices in Bloomfield Hills, Toronto, and an affiliate office in Montreal, was founded in 1999 and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch's strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada which have outstanding management teams and possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch focuses on investments in niche manufacturing, business and industrial services, energy and power services, logistics, transportation and value-added distribution. Wynnchurch manages a number of private equity funds with capital under management in excess of $1 billion, specializing in management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate carve-outs, restructurings and growth capital. For more information, please visit: http://www.wynnchurch.com.

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