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Auto supplier names president

October 13, 2016
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Mark White
Mark White. Courtesy Shape Corp.

A man with more than 25 years of experience in the auto industry is the new president of an auto supplier in the region.

Grand Haven-based Shape Corp., a supplier of custom metallic, plastic and hybrid parts, said this week it has named Mark White to the role.

White replaces Bob Currier, who retired.

White worked closely with Currier this past year, serving as interim president to prepare for the position.

Gary Verplank, Shape CEO and board chairman, said White will keep Shape “driving in the right direction.”

White's background

White joined the Shape family in 2000 as the VP of former sister company NetShape International, and he was "integral" to the formation, integration and strategic development of Shape’s plastics business.

Beginning in 2008, White held leadership roles supporting the growth and development of Shape's international business. For six years, he helped lead Shape's European operations on expat assignments in Germany and the Czech Republic.

White also has served in auto-related roles while working in chemicals at Dow Corning and plastics at General Electric.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Western Michigan University and master’s degree in integrative management from Michigan State University. 

Shape Corp.

The family owned company said it primarily serves the auto industry. It also serves various "non-automotive industries."

Shape, founded in 1974, employs more than 3,500 people in North America, Europe and Asia.

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