Director, President and Chief Executive Officer TriMas Corporation
Thomas Amato became the president and chief executive officer of TriMas Corporation in July 2016. He has more than 25 years of broad industrial experience, having served in several leadership positions at global, multi-billion dollar businesses. Most recently, he served as chief executive officer and president of Metaldyne, LLC, a $1.1 billion engineered products manufacturing company with 25 facilities in 13 countries, and co-president and chief integration officer of Metaldyne Performance Group, a $3 billion global manufacturing company. He has worked as a chief executive officer for companies owned by notable private equity firms, including The Carlyle Group and American Securities. After earning his MBA, Tom joined MascoTech and its TriMas subsidiary, where he worked in a number of leadership roles, one of which was serving as the TriMas head of business development.
In addition to his role as chief executive officer at Metaldyne, LLC and co-president of Metaldyne Performance Group, Tom served in various other roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to Metaldyne, he worked at AsahiTec, a publicly traded Japan-based company, as co- chief executive officer, and Metaldyne Corporation as its chief executive officer, and several other executive leadership roles. Prior to this, he worked at MascoTech in positions of increasing responsibility, and successfully completed several acquisitions and divestitures. During this time, one of his roles was head of business development for TriMas. He began his career in 1987 at Imperial Chemical Industries, a large multinational company, as an applications development engineer and, eventually, a group leader.
Tom obtained a Master of Business Administration focused in Finance from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Wayne State University in Detroit.