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TriMas Corp., a global manufacturer of engineered and applied products, named Bob Zalupski as the company’s new chief financial officer effective immediately, according to a news release.

The announcement follows the company’s plan to spin off its Cequent businesses, which is expected to occur in mid-2015.

Zalupski served as TriMas’ vice president of finance, corporate development and treasurer.

“I am pleased to announce Bob’s well-deserved promotion to chief financial officer,” said Dave Wathen, president and CEO of TriMas. “His extensive experience and exceptional track record with the company make him the ideal executive to help drive TriMas’ financial performance going forward.”

Zalupski joined TriMas in 2002 and has more than 30 years of business and financial management experience.

In his current role, he manages the company’s acquisitions and divestitures process, and as treasurer, is responsible for TriMas’ global cash management and capital structuring activities.

From 1996 to 2002, he was a partner at Arthur Andersen, providing audit, business consulting and risk management services to clients in the manufacturing and automotive supplier industries.

Before 1996, he held positions of increasing responsibility within the audit practice of Andersen, serving publicly held clients in a variety of industries.

Zalupski holds a bachelor degree in business administration with a concentration in accounting from the University of Michigan and is a certified public accountant and certified internal auditor.

As previously announced, Wathen will remain president and chief executive officer of TriMas Corp..

Mark Zeffiro, the previous executive vice president and chief financial officer of TriMas, will serve as president and CEO of the new spin-off entity upon completion of the transaction.

On an interim basis, Zeffiro has been named group president of Cequent, and will continue to report directly to Wathen, with the Cequent leaders reporting to him.

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