GDX appoints Thursfield as new executive chairman, ceo: Rowlett becomes advisor

By Liz White, ERJ staff

Farmington Hills, Michigan-GDX Automotive has appointed David Thursfield, currently chairman of Cerberus Automotive Group, as executive chairman. Thursfield will also replace Morris Rowlett as interim chief executive officer of the rubber extrusion and moulding group.

Rowlett, appointed by Cerberus Capital Management LP when it bought the automotive profiles group from GenCorp, remains an advisor to the company through management consultancy firm RESK Consulting llc.

“I am excited about the opportunities at GDX as we integrate two recent acquisitions and drive a cost-competitive…

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