Since 2009, Christopher Son has been the Director Investor Relations and Corporate Communications for American Axle and Manufacturing, Inc.(AAM). He is responsible for investor relations and communication efforts of a multi-billion dollar, small/midmarket-cap value publicly traded company. These responsibilities involve areas as part of a proactive process in which vital and valuable information is continually and broadly disseminated to the financial community, the investing public and media, as well as strategies, tactics, timelines and budget.
Son played an integral part of the company’s communication strategy as AAM endured one of the most brutal times for the auto industry. The critical and sensitive requirement of Son’s communications with investors, media and the public during a time when the company was navigating through this time was crucial in maintaining a level confidence in AAM.
Son began his career at AAM in 2002 in the corporate finance department as Supervisor of Capital Planning. In a short period of time, he was identified as a high potential associate and challenged with the opportunity of a new role in Investor Relations. During his assignment in Investor Relations, Son made significant contributions to the company in the areas of financial management and investor communications.
From 2002 to 2007, Son’s responsibilities included developing strategies and programs to keep the external financial and investor community as well as media current on the company’s performance, broadened stockholder interest through meetings, presentations, and other communications with financial analysts, brokers, institutions and others to increase investor company awareness.
From 2007 to 2009, Son was Site Finance Manager and Manager of Finance Operations for the AAM Detroit Manufacturing Complex (DMC).
He facilitated the coordination of efforts related to overall reduction of direct inventory for the complex and developed and managed all monthly financial reporting results and forecasts, annual budgets, and long range plans for the complex.
Son received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Wayne State University, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Michigan