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Mission Statement

Leadership

Todd Sheppelman

CEO

Todd Sheppelman is the President & CEO of ABC Group Inc. Todd brings to ABC Group more than 30 years of experience in the automotive components industry. He has a great blend of global business experience, effective leadership and broad expertise in many areas including Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Strategy and Executive Management.

Todd was recently Chief Executive Officer of Air International Thermal Systems, a supplier to the global automotive industry. Prior to this, he was with Visteon Corporation as Vice President and General Manager responsible for the General Motors global business unit. Todd also held the positions of Director of Marketing and Planning for the company’s powertrain division, Plant Manager of Visteon’s Rawsonville manufacturing facility, Sales Director for powertrain products, Business Unit leader for the powertrain business unit with Ford, and head of sales of Visteon’s entire product line portfolio to the automaker.

Todd began his career as a Sales Engineer for Delco Remy, which later became part of Delphi Corporation. Throughout his career with Delphi, he held various Sales, Marketing and Engineering positions, including serving as Chief Engineer in Europe for electrical products, and Director of Sales for interior, safety and lighting products in North America.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois and received a prestigious General Motors Fellowship to Stanford University where he earned his MBA. He served as Chairman of the Oxford Kids Foundation, a non-profit charity which funds medical treatments for children with disabilities, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries not covered by insurance.

Ken Friedman

COO

Ken Friedman is the Chief Operating Officer of ABC Group Inc.  As COO, Ken is responsible for global operations. He brings extensive knowledge of manufacturing and automotive experience from his previous 20+ years working in the industry. Prior to working at Precision Castparts Corporation, he worked 6 years at Gates Corporation, where he served as President Americas and Chief Manufacturing Officer. Ken started his professional career with Magna International working 16 years in several key management positions with his last role as General Manager over various manufacturing facilities in Mexico.

Ken holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University.

David Smith

CFO

David Smith, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer of ABC Group Inc. David has more than 30 years of experience, working primarily with global automotive suppliers. David graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Michigan University, passed all parts of the CPA exam on the first sitting and spent the first five years of his career at Ernst & Young rising to the level of Manager. From there David has worked for four different automotive suppliers (Simpson Industries, Federal-Mogul, Key Plastics and Key Safety Systems) under both public company and private equity owners. David’s assignments over this time have come with increasing responsibility including building global finance teams for large multinational companies, M&A (diligence on buy side and sell side, deal negotiation, financing), process improvement leading to faster and more accurate financial information, IFRS implementations, turn-around situations, cost reduction and working capital optimization.

David Ellacott

CHRO

David Ellacott is the Chief Human Resources Officer of ABC Group Inc.  As CHRO, David is responsible for global Human Resources.

David brings extensive knowledge as a strategic thinker, business driven Human Resources Leader with over 25 years of experience in industries such as automotive, fast moving consumer goods and logistics across Canada, the United States and Mexico.

David has a proven track record in championing business transformations, change management and building and leading top performing teams. Some career credits include crafting and implementing an employee value proposition to drive business strategy, shaping a high performing culture, successful negotiations of collective agreements, and designing and implementing a total rewards repositioning strategy.

In his career, David has held senior HR leadership roles including Vice President of Human Resources for Imperial Tobacco Canada.  Prior to joining ABC Group Inc., David held positions with organizations such as Wesco Distribution, Tenneco Automotive and Ford Motor Company.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University.

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Governance & Ethics

People

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Environment

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History

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Awards & Recognition

GM Supplier of the Year -2016

Wards Auto Interior ’10 Best Interior Award’

GM Supplier of the Year -2015

CAMSC Procurement Business Advocate of the Year

FCA US Award

GM Top Diversity Performer

Henry Ford Technology Award Program

Overdrive Award

ABC Group Media

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