Michael K. Simonte joined AAM in December 1998 as Director, Corporate Finance. In that role, he coordinated all of the financial accounting, planning and reporting activities of the company until he was appointed Treasurer in September 2002. He was named Vice President and Treasurer in May 2004, and was appointed Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer on December 2011. Prior to assuming his current position, Simonte served as Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer.
His experience while in these senior corporate positions includes external reporting, internal controls, global tax planning, financial strategy, budgeting, forecasting, capital structure oversight, cash management and investor relations. In addition to his broad financial background, he has extensive leadership experience at the operating level that includes overseeing capital allocation, managing commercial negotiations, executing restructuring activities and directing the company’s information technology function.
Prior to joining AAM, Simonte served as Senior Manager in the Detroit office of Ernst & Young LLP. During his 13 years of progressively more responsible work assignments with Ernst & Young LLP, Simonte specialized in providing auditing and accounting services for automotive clients and other publicly held companies.
Simonte holds a bachelor of business administration degree from the University of Michigan and is a Certified Public Accountant.