Chicago, Illinois -- Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems - North America
("MAPS NA"), recently acquired by Wynnchurch Capital, has named Rob DePierre as its new CEO.
Prior to joining MAPS NA, DePierre spent twenty years with
Benteler Automotive, most recently running Benteler's North American
operations. In 2006, Mr. DePierre joined Wynnchurch Capital as an
operating partner and served as CEO of Android Industries, another
Wynnchurch Capital portfolio company. When asked about his new position at MAPS NA, DePierre commented, "I am truly excited about the
opportunity to work with such a well managed company. My plan is to
continue working with the management team to deliver the highest
quality engineered products while providing industry leading customer
MAPS NA designs, manufactures and sells
elastomeric vehicle sealing systems which seal interior compartments
of the vehicle from water, dust, and air leakage while reducing
noise, vibration and harshness. The company is the third largest
provider of vehicle sealing systems for automotive OEM and Tier 1
suppliers in North America. Over its long history, MAPS NA has
earned a reputation for innovation and technological leadership.
"The management team has developed first class systems and
processes that take advantage of superior design capabilities,
stringent quality control and vertically integrated manufacturing,"
added Terry Theodore, Partner at Wynnchurch Capital. "With the
addition of Rob's leadership, we believe that MAPS NA is well
positioned to grow by partnering with its customers and addressing
their requirements for manufacturing excellence."
Ian Kirson, Managing Director at Wynnchurch Capital, said MAPS NA's, "commitment to continuous process improvement,
customer service and cost reduction has allowed the company to stand
out as a leader in the highly competitive automotive vehicle sealing