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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan, August 29, 2019 – TriMas (NASDAQ: TRS) today announced William Dickey will join Rieke as its vice president of operations, North America, and Sunjay Manian has been promoted to the role of Rieke group controller. Rieke is TriMas’ largest division and is reported in its Packaging segment. Both positions will report directly to David Pritchett, Rieke president.

As vice president of operations, Bill Dickey will have overall responsibility for several of Rieke’s North American facilities, including its Auburn, Indiana, Hamilton, Indiana, Rohnert Park, California, and Atkins, Arkansas facilities. Prior to joining Rieke, Bill served in key operational leadership roles at Metaldyne and later American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM). Most recently, he was vice president and general manager of AAM’s Transmission Technology Group, where he was responsible for the $300 million global business unit. Prior to his most recent positions, Bill held various roles of increasing manufacturing operations responsibility at Simpson Industries, which ultimately merged into Metaldyne. Bill has more than 25 years of operational leadership experience, including leading facilities under a culture of Kaizen, and has been trained in the Toyota Production System. Bill has successfully launched many new product lines and expansions, and new facilities in the U.S., Mexico and China.

As Rieke’s group controller, Sunjay Manian will be responsible for the financial management, accounting and reporting of Rieke’s global operations. Sunjay most recently served as Rieke’s Asia Pacific controller of operating locations in China, India and Vietnam. In this position, he played a key role in partnering with operational and commercial teams to execute against Rieke’s strategic plan in this key region of the world. Sunjay has also been instrumental in the due diligence and integration of Plastic Srl and Taplast, two recent Rieke acquisitions. Prior to joining Rieke, Sunjay was the operational and financial leader of ETACOM, a division of CS Electric, and the finance director at Cooper Bussman, a division of Cooper Industries.

“We look forward to the contributions that Bill and Sunjay will make to Rieke as we continue to execute against our longer-range strategic plans,” said Thomas Amato, TriMas president and chief executive officer. “Their combined experience will add to the management bench depth as we continue to invest in Rieke’s organic growth, including adding additional capacity globally, and through M&A.”

About Rieke
Rieke develops and manufactures specialty, highly-engineered dispensing and closure applications for the health, beauty and home care, food and beverage, and industrial markets. These high performance, value-added products are designed to enhance our global customers’ ability to store, transport, process and dispense various products. Rieke’s products include plastic closure and dispensing systems, such as foamers, lotion pumps and specialty sprayers, as well as steel and plastic closure caps and drum closures.

About TriMas
TriMas is a diversified global manufacturer and provider of products for customers in the consumer products, aerospace, industrial, petrochemical, and oil and gas end markets with approximately 4,000 dedicated employees in 16 countries. We provide customers with a wide range of innovative and quality product solutions through our market-leading businesses, which we report in three segments: Packaging, Aerospace and Specialty Products. The TriMas family of businesses has strong brand names in the markets served, and operates under a common set of values and strategic priorities under the TriMas Business Model. TriMas is publicly traded on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol “TRS,” and is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. For more information, please visit

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