BLOOMFIELD HILLS–TriMas Corp. (NASDAQ: TRS) announced that its board of directors has appointed Jeffrey Fielkow as a new director, effective March 8.
Fielkow has over three decades of global business experience, coupled with extensive executive leadership skills in the packaging industry, as well as an emphasis on sustainability. With the appointment of Fielkow, who will also initially serve on the governane and nominating committee, TriMas’ Board of Directors will consist of nine directors, eight of whom are independent.
Said Thomas A. Amato, TriMas president and CEO: “Jeff has a proven track record of successfully growing businesses through innovation and M&A, and is a champion of sustainability and ESG initiatives. In addition, his leadership and operational experience in the packaging industry, as well as his understanding of many of our customer end markets, will complement our existing Board as we look to shape TriMas’ future.”
Fielkow currently serves as president and CEO of ID Images LLC, a manufacturer of converted label products, serving the food and beverage, consumer durables, health and beauty, and retail industries, among others. Prior to this role, Fielkow held multiple executive positions within Tetra Pak, Inc., one of the world’s largest food-processing and packaging companies, including his most recent role as CEO of the United States and Canada. Prior to that, he served in the roles of CEO of Vietnam and vice president of sustainability in southeast Asia and Oceania. In addition to his global roles at Tetra Pak, Fielkow spent nearly 15 years in a variety of leadership and operational roles in sustainability and recycling, including with ReCommunity Inc., Container Recycling LLC, and Waste Management Recycle America, as well as vice president of stainability and recycling at Tetra Pak North America. In addition, he founded, cofounded or led successful packaging recovery organizations in the United States, Canada, Vietnam, Thailand and India, and advised several government entities on recycling strategies.
Fielkow earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, as well as an MBA from Marquette University in Wisconsin.
TriMas manufactures a diverse set of products primarily for the consumer products, aerospace and industrial markets through its TriMas Packaging, TriMas Aerospace and Specialty Products groups. It has approximately 3,500 employees in 13 countries. More at www.trimascorp.com.