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HDT Automotive Names James Habel New CFO

Habel will be based at the company’s Michigan HQ and will report to CEO Patrick Paige.


HDT Automotive Solutions (HDT Automotive), global supplier of fluid-handling systems and precision aluminum parts, announced the appointment of James Habel as its Chief Financial Officer. Habel will be based at the company’s Michigan headquarters and will report to CEO Patrick Paige.


Habel replaces John Anselmi, who, after serving as HDT’s CFO for more than four years, will retire effective September 1st. Anselmi will continue to work with HDT Automotive in an advisory role and vice chairman. John will also join the HDT Board of Directors, the company says.

“After knowing John professionally for more than 12 years, including the last several years as CFO here at HDT, I cannot adequately describe the value he has brought to our business,” said CEO Paige. “John is an incredible team member and has worked successfully with all our stakeholders. I know I speak for the entire HDT Automotive team in congratulating John on reaching this retirement milestone, and we look forward to him continuing to guide our company in his new role.”


Habel will be based at the company’s Michigan HQ and will report to CEO Patrick Paige. Habel, who has more than two decades of experience in multiple industries including automotive, oil and gas, aerospace, medical and packaging, was most recently CFO for Foam Holdings, Inc. In his role, he was responsible for overseeing Foam Holdings’ finance, IT and legal functions across 14 locations in North America.



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