Gerry Giudici serves as Operating Partner for Michigan Capital Advisors. Gerry most recently served as President and C.E.O. of Fabco Automotive Corporation, formerly a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital. In this role Gerry had responsibility for operations in the U.S. and Austria, along with global market development for the company’s products. In 2016, Gerry acquired the equity in Fabco held by Wynnchurch and sold the business to Meritor Inc. in 2017 at over twelve times 2018 EBITDA.
Prior to his leadership role at Fabco, Gerry served as President and General Manager of AxleTech International when the company was a Division of General Dynamics Corporation, assuming this role in June 2011. Before his position as President of AxleTech, Gerry served as AxleTech’s Vice President Business Development and had global responsibility for all original equipment, aftermarket, and re-manufacturing sales. Gerry’s additional responsibilities included marketing, planning, alliances, and contracts for the organization. Gerry assumed the role in January 2006 when The Carlyle Group acquired AxleTech from Wynnchurch Capital.
Prior to AxleTech, Gerry served in senior leadership roles with two private equity-sponsored companies. Gerry served as Vice President Operational Effectiveness for Questor Fund’s Teksid Aluminum in Italy, a $1.2 billion global automotive supplier of power train components. Prior to Teksid, Gerry had global profit and loss responsibility as Senior Vice President of CHEP Global Automotive Services.
Gerry has significant international experience. At TRW Automotive, Gerry was Vice President for Planning and Development, which included responsibility for acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances in Asia. Prior to TRW, Gerry spent several years at AlliedSignal. This included his role as Managing Director for the automotive safety restraints operation in Italy. In Paris, France, Gerry served as Director Finance and Planning for Delphi Europe. Prior to these various international leadership roles, Gerry held positions of increasing responsibility in finance and planning at General Motors.
Gerry holds a master’s degree in business administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in industrial administration from General Motors Institute (now Kettering University). Gerry currently serves as a member of the Advisory Board of CulturSys, Inc. Gerry has also served as an elected trustee on the Board of Trustees for the National Truck Equipment Association. Gerry participates as a member of the National Automotive Mobility Consortium, Defense Automotive Technologies Consortium, National Armaments Consortium, Association of the U.S. Army, National Defense Industries Association, Society of Automotive Analysts, and the Association for Corporate Growth.