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Todd Sheppelman is the President & CEO of ABC Technologies. Todd brings to ABC Technologies more than 30 years of experience in the automotive components industry. He has a great blend of global business experience, effective leadership and broad expertise in many areas including Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Strategy and Executive Management.

Todd was recently Chief Executive Officer of Air International Thermal Systems, a supplier to the global automotive industry. Prior to this, he was with Visteon Corporation as Vice President and General Manager responsible for the General Motors global business unit. Todd also held the positions of Director of Marketing and Planning for the company’s powertrain division, Plant Manager of Visteon’s Rawsonville manufacturing facility, Sales Director for powertrain products, Business Unit leader for the powertrain business unit with Ford, and head of sales of Visteon’s entire product line portfolio to the automaker.

Todd began his career as a Sales Engineer for Delco Remy, which later became part of Delphi Corporation. Throughout his career with Delphi, he held various Sales, Marketing and Engineering positions, including serving as Chief Engineer in Europe for electrical products, and Director of Sales for interior, safety and lighting products in North America.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Illinois and received a prestigious General Motors Fellowship to Stanford University where he earned his MBA. He served as Chairman of the Oxford Kids Foundation, a non-profit charity which funds medical treatments for children with disabilities, chronic illnesses and traumatic injuries not covered by insurance.




Pelle brings to ABC thirty years of experience in the automotive components industry. He has extensive global experience in Europe, China and North America and diverse functional expertise in sales, purchasing, finance, engineering, program management, manufacturing, and general management.

Pelle was most recently President of Tower International in Livonia, Michigan, a $2 billion supplier of automotive structural metal components and assemblies and previously a Cerberus portfolio company. Before this global role, he ran Tower’s European operations while based in Cologne, Germany.

Prior to his time at Tower, Pelle spent twenty years at Autoliv, the world’s largest automotive safety supplier, a $9 billion global company headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden.  During his time at Autoliv, he held multiple assignments of increasing responsibility including Vice President Sales and VP VW Global Business Unit, SVP European Seatbelt Operations, VP European Technical Center, Managing Director Hungary Operations and President of China.

Pelle holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from University of Lund in Sweden and is a board member of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, a German research organization focused on applied science.




David Smith, CPA, is the Chief Financial Officer of ABC Technologies. David has more than 30 years of experience, working primarily with global automotive suppliers. David graduated magna cum laude from Eastern Michigan University, passed all parts of the CPA exam on the first sitting and spent the first five years of his career at Ernst & Young rising to the level of Manager. From there David has worked for four different automotive suppliers (Simpson Industries, Federal-Mogul, Key Plastics and Key Safety Systems) under both public company and private equity owners. David’s assignments over this time have come with increasing responsibility including building global finance teams for large multinational companies, M&A (diligence on buy side and sell side, deal negotiation, financing), process improvement leading to faster and more accurate financial information, IFRS implementations, turn-around situations, cost reduction and working capital optimization.




David Ellacott is the Chief Human Resources Officer of ABC Technologies. As CHRO, David is responsible for global Human Resources.

David brings extensive knowledge as a strategic thinker, business driven Human Resources Leader with over 25 years of experience in industries such as automotive, fast moving consumer goods and logistics across Canada, the United States and Mexico.

David has a proven track record in championing business transformations, change management and building and leading top performing teams. Some career credits include crafting and implementing an employee value proposition to drive business strategy, shaping a high performing culture, successful negotiations of collective agreements, and designing and implementing a total rewards repositioning strategy.

In his career, David has held senior HR leadership roles including Vice President of Human Resources for Imperial Tobacco Canada.  Prior to joining ABC Technologies, David held positions with organizations such as Wesco Distribution, Tenneco Automotive and Ford Motor Company.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Labour Studies from McMaster University.




Stuart Greidanus is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO). As CCO, Stuart is responsible for sales, engineering, marketing, advanced product development, and program management. Stuart brings extensive knowledge of sales and automotive experience from his previous 30 years working in the industry. Prior to ABC Technologies, he worked 11 years as Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Van Rob Stamping, later sold to Kirchhoff Automotive. He also spent 13 years at Magna International, Exteriors Division, advancing to Vice President of Sales and Engineering. He has immersive global responsibilities, including an Expat assignment in Europe with Magna and from his experiences at GKN Powder Metallurgy and Gates Corporation.

Board of Directors

James R.

Chairman of the Board, Audit Committee, Independent Director


Audit Committee, Independent Director



Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Compensation Committee


Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Compensation Committee

Patrick C.

Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee; Compensation Committee, Independent Director


Audit Committee, Independent Director


Independent Director


President and CEO

Environmental, Social, Governance

Policies & Reports

Affiliates and Joint Ventures

Karl Etzel


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