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American Axle & Manufacturing Elects New Board Members

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (AAM) has appointed two new members to its board of directors: Dr. Henry Yang, chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Thomas Martin, a retired DaimlerChrysler financial executive.

DETROIT — American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings (AAM) has appointed two new members to its board of directors: Dr. Henry Yang, chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Thomas Martin, a retired DaimlerChrysler financial executive.

In addition to his duties as chancellor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Yang serves as professor of mechanical engineering. The former dean of engineering at Purdue University, Yang is a nationally recognized expert in automotive and aerospace engineering.

While at DaimlerChrysler, Martin served primarily in various financial positions including: CFO and board member, Chrysler de Mexico; CFO Chrysler International – Europe; controller, Chrysler de Mexico; and director, core process implementation. In addition, he served as controller, service and parts division and financial manager for manufacturing, engineering, program management, design, procurement & supply, Chrysler financial and corporate staffs.

“We welcome Dr. Yang and Mr. Martin to our board of directors,” said AAM Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO Richard Dauch. “With their diverse experience in engineering, technology, international operations, finance and business, Dr. Yang and Mr. Martin will provide significant expertise to AAM as board members. Dr. Yang’s vast experience in technology and engineering and his knowledge of the Asian market, as well as Mr. Martin’s financial expertise and international business experience will enrich AAM as we expand our leadership in the engineering, development and manufacturing of driveline systems, chassis systems and forged products in the global marketplace.”

To learn more about AAM, visit: www.aam.com.

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