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Gill Holding Co. names CFO

July 15, 2014
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Gill Holding Co. names CFO
Timothy Gargaro. Courtesy Gill Holding Co.

Gill Holding Company, a global supplier of engineered assemblies and modules for the auto industry, has hired an industry veteran as its new chief financial officer.

J. Timothy Gargaro will bring “a wealth of experience” to the company, according to Richard Perreault, CEO, Gill.

Gargaro has held financial leadership roles for more than 30 years. He has held positions in various facets of corporate operations and finance, which have spanned multiple continents and countries.

Perreault said Gargaro has “participated in more than 30 capital market bank syndications, equity and bond offerings, as well as two initial public offerings in the automotive industry.”

Grand Rapids-based Gill said last week that Gargaro's areas of expertise will help the company in "pursuing its next level of growth and profitability."

Finance background

Most recently, Gargaro was CFO of Constellation Enterprises, which manages a private equity portfolio of several manufacturing firms in the industrial and specialty metal sector.

Gargaro began his global career at Lear Corporation, holding several senior positions in finance. While there, he helped orchestrate successful acquisitions, which took the company from $1 billion in revenue to more than $17 billion in global sales.

From there, he served as CFO of Delco Remy International. He successfully took the company through a bond offering and subsequently facilitated the company going private.

His CFO stints at JL French Automotive, Exide Technologies and Oxford Automotive provided him with full operational responsibility for corporate restructuring, liquidity and financial management.

He also continues to serve on the finance, compensation and strategic growth committees for the Henry Ford Health System, where he's a former member of the board of trustees.

Gargaro is a C.P.A. and holds an M.B.A. from Michigan State University and a B.S. in accounting from the University of Detroit Mercy.

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