Wolverine's management team encompasses a diverse group of talents and expertise, all with a history of business success. Together, this team guides the efforts of more than 700 employees on four continents, with an emphasis on growth through unrelenting attention to the needs of our customers.

Laurent Crosnier

Laurent Crosnier

VP & General Manager

Laurent has over 20 years of experience within the automotive industry. Most recently, Laurent held the position of Vice President, Global Rack Drive Steering at ZF Group. In addition, Laurent held multiple global leadership roles at ZF Group and Valeo. He earned his Master’s Degree in Finance & Tax from Institut d’Etudes politiques de Paris in France.

Jerome Pedretti

Jerome Pedretti

CFO

Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance of Americas position with IMI Precision Engineering. In addition, Jerome held multiple senior leadership roles with increasing responsibilities at Guardian Industries and Valeo Corporation. Jerome earned his Master`s Business Administration Degree from Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in France and a Master`s Degree in Advanced Accounting, Tax and Finance.

Kristine Frost

Kristine Frost

Executive Director, Global HR

Kristine has more than 20 years of experience in Human Resources leadership, and is a licensed attorney specializing in Employment, Labor, and Immigration law. Prior to joining Wolverine, Kristine held executive-level Human Resources positions at both Tier 1 and Tier 2 automotive suppliers. Kristine earned her Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University Law School.

Marco Walter

Marco Walter

Executive Director, Global Purchasing

Marco has more than 10 years of experience leading global purchasing teams to drive cost reductions and align strategic sourcing techniques to company goals. Most recently, Marco held the position of Procurement Manager at Continental Industries, a division of Hubbell. Marco has a Bachelor’s Degree in Production Engineering from the University of Caxias do Sul/Brazil and will earn his Masters Business Administration Degree in 2020 from Oklahoma State University.

Ivan Martinez-Rivera

Ivan Martinez-Rivera

Director, Global Quality

Ivan has over 10 years of manufacturing and global quality experience within the automotive industry. Prior to joining Wolverine, Ivan held the position of Global Quality Account Manager – Ford for Inalfa Roof Systems Inc. Ivan earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte in Mexico.

Abdul-Hafiz Afaneh

Abdul-Hafiz Afaneh

VP Global Engineering

With over 25 years of experience within the automotive and aerospace industries, Dr. Afaneh held positions as the Manager of Drive Systems at GE Aviation, and Engineering Director of Chassis Systems at Robert Bosch, LLC. Dr. Afaneh has a Ph.D. and Masters in Mechanical Engineering from Wayne State University and a Bachelor’s Degree from Jordan University.

Marcelo Teixeira

Marcelo Teixeira

Executive Director, Operations USA

Marcelo has over 20 years of manufacturing and engineering experience in the automotive industry. Marcelo held multiple global operations leadership roles working for Fras-le Friction Materials. Marcelo has a Master`s degree in Business Administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a Post Graduate Degree in Automotive Mechanical Design from the F.E.I of Sao Bernardo do Campo, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Caxias do Sul in Brazil.

Peter Knittig

Peter Knittig

Managing Director, Germany

Peter has more than 23 years of professional and global experience within Engineering, Sales & Marketing and R&D within the automotive and brake industry. Peter has a Doctorate and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, Master’s degree in Business Administration with a major in International Finance from Huron International University and a Mechanical Engineering degree from Munich University of Applied Science.

Scott Rauwald

Scott Rauwald

Executive Director & General Manager, WAM APAC

Scott has more than 20 years’ experience in business development, global program management and engineering, primarily in the Chinese and Asian automotive industry. Most recently, Scott held the position of OEM Manager – Asia at Atotech Group in China. Scott earned his Master of Sciences – Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

ITT Inc.

ITT Inc.

ITT is a diversified leading manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for the energy, transportation and industrial markets. Building on its heritage of innovation, ITT partners with its customers to deliver enduring solutions to the key industries that underpin our modern way of life. Founded in 1920, ITT is headquartered in White Plains, N.Y., with employees in more than 35 countries and sales in a total of approximately 125 countries. The company generated 2017 revenues of $2.6 billion. For more information, visit www.itt.com.