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Terry IWASAKI

Vice President, CFO and Treasurer • Metaldyne LLC • Age 49
 
 
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First automotive job: Isawaka Gasket in Southfield, Mich., in 1989.

Proudest professional achievement: Working as part of a team to turn around a Hamburg, Mich., plant for Masco Technology. It was losing $1 million a month when we took over. I had the worst line, which made exhaust manifolds. It took a long time, but everybody on the shop floor engaged and it [turned] profitable.

Current challenge at work: It's very different being a CFO and dealing with board members who have different expectations.

What you do to relax: My passion is fishing — flats fishing. I first did that in Key West, going after bonefish. I'd love a flats fishing Grand Slam: catching a bonefish, a permit and a tarpon all in the same day.

— Jesse Snyder

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