Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications
Derek was named Vice President Investor Relations and Corporate Communications in June 2019. In his role Derek is responsible for the communication of all initiatives related to Tower’s strategy, growth prospects and financial performance to the financial community, media and Tower colleagues. Derek has led Tower International’s Investor and External Relations efforts since joining the company in 2010. In his role he is responsible for planning and leading Tower’s interaction with shareholders and securities analysts, the media and government officials. He also is responsible for Tower’s relationship with the rating agencies and a number of the Company’s investment banks. Previously he was responsible for numerous functions within the Tower financial organization including: capital planning, internal controls, corporate accounting and external reporting. He also served as Chairman of Tower’s Disclosure Committee and led Tower’s interaction and communication with the Audit Committee.
Derek joined Tower from AutoNation where he served as Vice President of Investor Relations. Prior to joining AutoNation, he worked at Visteon as Director of Investor Relations and also served as Assistant Treasurer. Before joining Visteon, Derek was Director of Investor Relations at Lear. Prior to Lear, he held a variety of finance positions at Chrysler / DaimlerChrylser.
Derek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA from Indiana University.