Longtime supplier exec DelGrosso named CEO of Henniges Automotive
DelGrosso, 50, previously was vice president of TRW's global braking and suspension business.
DETROIT -- Henniges Automotive Holdings Inc. today named former TRW and Lear executive Douglas DelGrosso as its CEO.
DelGrosso, 50, will assume the role at the sealing and anti-vibration supplier on Aug. 1. He replaces interim CEO Larry Williams, who took over the position earlier this year after the resignation of Rob DePierre.
Williams will resume his prior position as CFO.
DelGrosso previously was the vice president and general manager of TRW Automotive's global braking and suspension business. Prior to that, he was president and COO of seating and electronics giant Lear Corp.
DelGrosso earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Lawrence Technological University and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Connecticut private equity firm Littlejohn & Co. acquired Henniges in 2010 from Chicago private equity firm Wynnchurch Capital Partners LP.
Henniges Automotive, based in suburban Detroit, also has offices in Germany and China. It manufactures automotive sealing systems for doors, windows, trunks, liftgates, sunroofs and hoods, the company said in a statement. It also supplies the automotive market with anti-vibration products, encapsulated glass, obstacle-detection systems and other rubber components.
Henniges said it employs 4,800 people worldwide.