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TriMas Announces Executive Appointments

TriMas Corp. has appointed E.R. "Skip" Autry as the company's new CFO, effective today, Jan. 24. Benson Woo, who has served as CFO since September 2003, has been named executive vice president - corporate development.

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI — TriMas Corp. has appointed E.R. “Skip” Autry as the company’s new CFO, effective today, Jan. 24. Benson Woo, who has served as CFO since September 2003, has been named executive vice president – corporate development.

Based at TriMas’ corporate headquarters in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Autry will be responsible for the strategic financial leadership, including financial planning, external reporting, treasury, tax, capital strategies and attainment of TriMas financial imperatives.

Woo, also based at the company’s headquarters, will assume responsibility for the strategic business development aspects, including merger and acquisition analysis, acquisition integration, financial analysis and acquisition due diligence. In addition, he will assist in the development of capital market, foreign cash and global financial strategies.

Autry has more than 20 years of financial and executive management experience. Most recently, he was TriMas’ corporate controller, where he worked with the group controllers and provided financial consulting and strategic support to the senior management of the company. Previously, he was vice president of finance at Freudenberg-NOK in Plymouth, Mich. From 1986 to 1995, he held various positions at Chrysler Corp., including director of corporate accounting, manager of corporate investment analysis and corporate staff controller. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand in Detroit as a senior audit manager for Ford Motor Co.

Woo has 25 years of financial and executive management expertise. Prior to serving as CFO of TriMas, he was senior vice president of business development for Minnetonka, Minn.-based Metris Companies Inc., the 10th largest MasterCard and Visa credit card issuer. Previously, he served as vice president and CFO at York International Corp. in York, Pa. From 1994 to 1998, he was vice president and treasurer of Racine, Wis.-based Case Corp. (now CNH Global NV) and from 1979 to 1994, Woo served in various financial positions for GM in Michigan, New York, Canada and Brazil.

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