NN, INC. Announces Organizational Changes To Metal BEARING COMPONENTS Group


Johnson City, Tenn, January 15, 2015 – NN, Inc., (Nasdaq: NNBR) a diversified industrial company, announced today that the Metal Bearing Components Group has reorganized its portfolio into two distinct business units – Global Rollers Division and Global Ball Division. The Company also announced four newly created positions to the Group:

• Rob Heinrich named Vice President/General Manager of the Global Rollers Division
• Dario Galetti named Vice President/General Manager of the Global Ball Division
• Jeff Hodge named Vice President of Business Development
• Trevor Lynch named Group Controller

Leading our global rollers division will be Rob Heinrich. Prior to this appointment Mr. Heinrich served as general manager of NN’s roller and stamped parts operation in the Netherlands. Dario Galetti has been appointed to lead our global ball division. Previously, he led the Company’s European ball division.

Jeff Manzagol, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Metal Bearing Components Group, stated, “Rob and Dario have contributed greatly to NN over the past years; their expertise and proven leadership will be invaluable as we continue to expand our portfolio within these newly formed divisions.”

Supporting the newly organized divisions is Trevor Lynch who has been appointed Metal Bearing Components Group Controller and Jeff Hodge who has been named Vice President of Business Development.

Mr. Manzagol concluded, “These appointments highlight our continued focus on strategically organizing our businesses to deliver world class precision, quality and service to our customers and end markets.”

NN, Inc., a diversified industrial company, manufactures and supplies high precision metal bearing components, industrial plastic and rubber products and precision metal components to a variety of markets on a global basis. Headquartered in Johnson City, Tennessee, NN has 25 manufacturing plants in the United States, Western Europe, Eastern Europe, South America and China.

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