Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. has named David S. Graziosi, currently chief financial officer, to the additional post of president, effective immediately.
Graziosi joined Allison in November 2007 as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, shortly after the company’s sale by General Motors to The Carlyle Group and Onex Corp.
In his expanded role, Graziosi will oversee Operations and Purchasing, Quality and Reliability, Legal/Corporate Affairs and Communications/Internal Audit, Human Resources, and Information Systems and Services, in addition to continuing responsibility for Financial and Treasury activities.
“I’m pleased to name Dave as president of Allison Transmission in recognition of the significant contributions he has made to the company and to acknowledge the wider role he already plays in our success,” said Lawrence E. Dewey, chairman and chief executive officer of Allison Transmission.
“Since joining Allison Transmission in 2007, Dave has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills and a clear understanding of our company and our industry as a whole. He is an important member of the executive management team and is regularly engaged with his colleagues on issues in their functional areas.”
Graziosi said, “We have achieved significant accomplishments over the last eight years and will continue expanding our reach as we build on our 100-year history. I look forward to working closely with Larry and the rest of the management team in my expanded role.”
Prior to joining Allison, Graziosi served as executive vice president and CFO of Covalence Specialty Materials Corp. Graziosi earned a Bachelor of Science in business economics from the State University of New York and an MBA in finance from Rutgers.