Doug Cain – CEO
Doug was appointed as CEO of Unique Fabricating in September 2019. He brings more than 30 years of leadership and operational experience with a relevant track record of success in high volume production environments.
From 2007-2019, Mr. Cain served in a series of positions with increasing responsibility for the Mubea Group, a global market leader in the development and manufacture of automotive suspension, powertrain, and body components with innovative features that reduce vehicle weights, improve performance, and help protect the environment by lowering CO2 emissions. Most recently, Mr. Cain served as CEO of Mubea North America where he was responsible for the activities of 13 sites in the U.S. and Mexico, including manufacturing, supply chain, sales, and engineering.
Prior to Mubea, Mr. Cain served in a variety of financial and operating roles for Alcoa Fujikura, a telecommunication product and service company. He holds an active CPA license.
Brian Loftus – CFO
Brian was appointed CFO of Unique Fabricating in April 2020. He brings nearly 15 years of finance and accounting experience including controllership, financial reporting, internal audit and public accounting. For the last 18 months, Mr. Loftus served as the Corporate Controller for Wabash National Corporation, a publicly-traded leader in the design and manufacturing of engineered solutions for the transportation, logistics and distribution industries. Prior to Wabash, Mr. Loftus was the Corporate Controller for Horizon Global Corporation, a publicly-traded designer, manufacturer, and distributor of towing and trailering equipment. Mr. Loftus has also held various positions with TriMas Corporation, a diversified industrial manufacturer, including Controller for TriMas' former subsidiary Cequent Performance Products, Inc., Segment Financial Manager, and Corporate Audit Manager.
Brad Hazen – VP Engineering and Product Development
Brad joined Unique Fabricating in 2008 as a Product Manager. He is now serving the company as Vice President, Engineering and Product Development. Brad has over 25 years of experience in foam fabrication and the automotive industry. He holds a degree in Plastics Engineering Technology and Business Administration.
Mike Carson – VP Market Development Medical / Consumer
Mike joined Unique Fabricating in 2008 as a Product Development Manager. He has nearly 30 years of sales and management experience in the automotive industry with a track record of success. Prior to Unique Fabricating, Mike served for 17 years at Creative Foam Corporation, a primary competitor. He holds a degree in Organizational Communication and Business Administration.
Murray Vrooman - VP, Operational Excellence
Murray moved into the role of Vice President, Operational Excellence in November 2019. In his 30 years at Unique he has served in the position of Engineering Manager, Vice President Engineering and Quality, and Vice President of Engineering.
He is well founded in the operations, processes, and materials used to produce the many products supplied by Unique.
Bryant Click – Director of Appliance Market
Bryant was brought in to manage the Evansville location in August 2018. Once the Evansville location was shut down, in November 2019, and consolidated into the Louisville and Lafayette Plants, he became the location manager of the Louisville operations. Bryant took on the role of Director of Unique’s Appliance Market in August 2020.
From 2016 -2018 Bryant worked for GT Technologies, a global leader in design, development and supply of performance-critical valvetrain components for a full range of gas and diesel engines. Bryant started in an engineering support role and was rapidly promoted to production superintendent, overseeing all day to day production activity.
Before working in the automotive manufacturing industry Bryant spent several years as a materials engineer, developing production processes, for a Chinese company which now manufactures Hydrogen Fuel Cell systems for fleet vehicles.
Tim Packer – Director of Product Development and Engineering, RIM
Tim was recently appointed to this position to support pursued growth in RIM manufacturing. His entrepreneurial spirit and 26 years of manufacturing experience has been essential in many positions including plant manager, operations manager and site manager for locations in Michigan and Queretaro, Mexico.
Tim was retained to continue management of the Concord facility after it, (formerly known as Great Lakes Foam Technologies), was purchased in 2015 of which he was a past principle owner. He holds a business degree from Western Michigan University.
Thomas Charnley – Director of Purchasing
Tom was appointed the Purchasing Director of Unique Fabricating in January of 2020. He has over 20 years of purchasing and leadership experience in the Automotive, Aerospace, and Heavy Duty Trucking Industries with PACCAR, Boeing, and most recently Tenneco. Mr. Charnley served as the Global Director of Purchasing with Tenneco for the Wiper Division selling OE and Aftermarket wiper systems under the brands ANCO and CHAMPION in NAFTA, EU, and China. Tom holds an undergraduate degree in Engineering and an MBA from Michigan State University.
Lisa Yaldo – Director of Human Resources
Lisa was appointed Director of Human Resources in January 2020. She has over 15 years of human resources of experience. From 2013-2019, Mrs. Yaldo provided human resources support with increasing responsibility at Meritor, a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. Most recently, Mrs. Yaldo served as Director, Human Resources for Meritor’s Corporate Staffs and their Trailer and Components businesses. Prior to Meritor, Mrs. Yaldo worked in human resources at Faurecia, a global automotive technology leader.
Juan Lozano – Director of Mexico Operations
Juan Lozano, was appointed as the Director, Mexico Operations of Unique Fabricating in June 2020 reporting to Doug Cain, President & CEO. Juan has over 25 years of experience in manufacturing and operations leadership. Juan’s previous experience includes working at Alcoa Fujikura in multiple operation roles for over 10 years and at Mubea for 3 years in a Site Manager role. Most recently, Juan was a General Director of Public Works and Transportation in for the Apodaca Government.
Juan has a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Universidad Autonoma De Nuevo Leon (UANL) and a Masters in Business Administration from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM).
John Stanaj – Plant Manager, Auburn Hills Facility
John joined Unique Fabricating in November of 2016. He brings over 14 years of leadership experience in distribution and manufacturing roles.
From 2014-2016, Mr. Stanaj served as the operations manager for Brose, a leader in mechatronics applications at the Warren, MI facility. He led the door assembly programs for FCA’s WK line and helped launch a facility in Belvidere, IL which also supplied door assemblies to FCA.
Prior to Brose, Mr. Stanaj served in multiple operational leadership roles for FCA at the largest metal stamping plant in the world in Sterling Heights, MI.
Lisa LeGras – Location Manager London, Ontario
Lisa was appointed Location Manager of Unique-Intasco Canada Inc in April 2019. She brings more than 30 years of operational and manufacturing experience.
From 2009 – April 2019 Mrs. LeGras served in various operational positions with increased responsibilities within Unique-Intasco Canada Inc.
From 1985 – 2009 Lisa served in various operation roles with Windsor Machine Group a privately-owned company that designs and manufactures custom head restraints and armrests globally for the automotive industry. During the majority of this time Lisa’s role was General Manager of the Strathroy Ontario facility.
Ron Jones – Location Manager, LaFayette, GA
Ron brings a wealth of leadership, plant organization, and manufacturing experience to Unique Fabricating. Hired as Plant Manager at our Molded Products Plant in LaFayette, GA in June of 2017. His current role as of November 2019 has him responsible for the Appliance, Medical, and OEM production of our die cutting and thermoforming plants. Ron’s career has spanned over 25 years in various roles for great companies such as Bridgestone/Firestone, AO Smith (APCOM & Lochinvar), Calsonic Kansei, and Unique Fabricating.
Lynn Thomas MacCready – Location Manager, Concord, MI
Lynn is the Operations Manager for Unique Fabricating Concord and has worked for the Concord location for 15+ years. During his time Lynn assisted in developing and launching 12 automotive programs in Concord as well 3 programs in Unique Fabricating Queretaro Mx. Mr. MacCready has held various positions in Concord ranging from machine operator, process engineer, floor supervisor, and production supervisor.