Board of Trustees

Pat D'Eramo (2021)

d'eramoPat D'Eramo was appointed to The University of Toledo Board of Trustees by Governor John Kasich in July 2017.  He is a member of the Clinical Affairs Committee and the Finance and Audit Committee. 

D'Eramo joined Martinrea International, Inc. as President and Chief Executive Officer in November, 2014 and was elected to the Board of Directors in June, 2015. D’Eramo has had a long and successful career in the automotive business, with extensive metalforming and parts manufacturing experience. Most recently, he has been the President of Dana Corporation’s Commercial Vehicle Technology group, leading the global heavy truck driveline business, with presence in the Americas, Europe, India, Australia and a major joint venture in China. Previously, he was the Chief Manufacturing Officer, Asia Pacific, North America and South America and President North America for Benteler Automotive, a world leading automotive metalforming company. As President, D’Eramo was responsible for manufacturing, engineering, purchasing, logistics, sales and business development.

From 2001 to 2009, D’Eramo worked for Toyota, serving as a Vice President of manufacturing after holding several general manager roles. As Vice President, he had responsibility for all vehicle manufacturing operations in Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky assembly plant, Toyota’s second largest facility globally, which earned JD Power quality awards for one of the best facilities for quality in the world. Prior to that, D’Eramo spent 16 years with General Motors working in a variety of manufacturing positions, including plant manager of GM’s metal fabricating division in Oshawa, Ontario and manager of the stamping plant for NUMMI, the joint venture of GM and Toyota. D’Eramo began his automotive career at Saturn Corporation.

D’Eramo earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in manufacturing management from Kettering University. He also completed the Toyota Executive Development Program through The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.  D'Eramo and his wife, Colleen, preside in Holland, Ohio.

Last Updated: 8/2/17