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 25 years of experience within the automotive industry. Currently, Laurent holds the position of Vice President and General Manager of WAM. He earned his master’s degree in Finance & Tax from the Institut d ’Etudes politiques de Paris in France and was in a General Manager Program at Harvard Business School.


Joseph Rathbun

Executive Director & CFO

Joe has over 10 years of experience and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Columbia University. Prior to joining Wolverine, Joe founded Arthur Capital, a capital allocation company. Additionally, he held roles in Finance, Business Strategy and in Business Improvement at Shell. Today, Joe is the CFO and Executive Director of the Finance and Accounting Team for WAM.


Scott Rauwald

Executive Director & General Manager, WAM APAC

Scott has more than 25 years of experience in business development, global program management and engineering, primarily in the Chinese and Asian automotive industry. Given his expertise, Scott is presently the Executive Director and General Manager of WAM’s Asia Pacific region. Scott earned his Master of Sciences in Management of Technology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.


Peter Knittig

Managing Director, Germany

Peter has more than 25 years of professional and global experience within Engineering, Sales & Marketing and R&D fields in the automotive and brake industry. Peter has a Doctorate and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Sophia University, a 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.

Ryan Vargovich

Ryan Vargovich

Executive Director, Global Sales

Ryan has been a part of WAM for over 7 years and currently leads a high performing Sales and Engineering Team on a global scale. Ryan has over 10 years of experience in Sales, including a background in Purchasing. He has earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of Oakland. 


Ivan Martinez-Rivera

Executive Director, Global Quality

Ivan has over 13 years of manufacturing and global quality experience within the automotive industry. Prior to joining Wolverine, Ivan held the position of Global Quality Account Manager for Ford at Inalfa Roof Systems Inc. Currently, Ivan is WAM’s Executive Director for Global Quality and Program Management managing a team across the United States. Ivan earned his bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad Anahuac Mexico Norte in Mexico.


Abed Hashemi

Executive Director, R&D Research Analysis

Dr. Abed has been working with Wolverine within the R&D department for over 7 years. He has been leading the research and development of new products, technologies, and formulations to date. Dr. Abed has a Master ‘s Degree in Applied Chemistry in Surfactant Science and Technology, a Master of Science in Polymer and Plastics Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Material & Polymer Science.


Marcelo Teixeira

Executive Director, Operations USA

Marcelo has almost 30 years of Manufacturing and Engineering experience in the automotive industry. Marcelo held multiple global operations leadership roles and now is the Executive Director for Production in WAM North America. Marcelo has a master’s degree in Business Administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a 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.


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 a Master’s in Business Administration from Oklahoma State University.