Nelson Reyes

Nelson Reyes

Nelson Reyes - President and Chief Executive Officer

As CEO and primary owner, Mr. Reyes is responsible for the overall management of GB with a focus on sales and marketing, new market/customer strategies and negotiations. Prior to acquiring GB in 2005, Mr. Reyes enjoyed a highly successful career in the automotive industry. A seasoned, team oriented professional, his background includes more than 20 years of diverse industry experience and increasing responsibility from engineering, quality and program management to international negotiations, worldwide sales and business strategy. He has been instrumental in implementing strategies to win new customers and grow GB's profitability and capabilities through the acquisition of 3 additional plants in Northern Ohio.

Prior to acquiring GB, Mr. Reyes was Worldwide Director of Sales and Marketing at J.L. French, a $550 million revenue aluminium casting manufacturer supplying powertrain components and other parts to OEMs and Tier 1 automotive suppliers. He spent 9 years with Arvin Meritor-Kayaba JV, a $1.3 billion revenue manufacturer of automotive suspension systems and component parts and began his career serving as a sales and quality engineer with Monroe Auto Equipment, a $500 million revenue manufacturer of automotive ride control systems and component parts and Acco Babcock a $120 million revenue manufacturer of automotive cable systems. Mr. Reyes has an MBA from University of Indianapolis and a mechanical engineering degree from Purdue University.