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Frederick L. Hubacker

Frederick L. Hubacker | Conway MacKenzie

Managing Director,

Fred Hubacker has over forty years of significant experience providing senior leadership, advisory and business development services for companies in the automotive industry. He has served in numerous executive roles throughout his tenure with Venture Companies Worldwide, New Venture Gear Inc., Textron Inc., Acustar, Inc., the Chrysler components manufacturing subsidiary, and Chrysler Corporation.

He has served on numerous corporate Boards of Directors, including: Axle Tech International, Android Industries, JL French, Noble International, Jervis B. Webb , Burgaflex, Delta Technologies and Gill Industries. He is currently on the board of the Society of Automotive Analysts (SAA) , FIRST in Michigan as well as the Board of Trustees of the Beaumont Health System. He is also a former Board member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).

Prior to joining Conway MacKenzie, Mr. Hubacker was a Senior Executive consultant responsible for evaluating potential automotive acquisitions for Apollo Management LLC and additionally for Wynnchurch Capital. Prior to that, he was Vice Chairman for Venture Companies Worldwide where he led all business development activities and customer marketing efforts for the Company. Mr. Hubacker served as the Chief Executive Officer for New Venture Gear, a $1.8B supplier of driveline components where he led the Company to four consecutive record profitable years. He also served as President and COO of Textron Automotive Company and Group Vice President of Textron Inc. Textron Automotive was a $2B supplier of interior/exterior plastic components, metal stampings, fuel systems, and engine and seating components. He began his career at Chrysler Corporation where he advanced to numerous senior financial and operating positions including CFO of Acustar and Group Controller, Procurement and Supply Operations. As a leading expert in the automotive industry, Mr. Hubacker has significant interaction with senior executives and board members on various financial and operational issues and has been the lead advisor and interim CEO in several major automotive operational and due diligence assignments. Notable assignments at Conway MacKenzie have included; Delphi restructuring team, lender advisor regarding the Chrysler restructuring, advisor to numerous private equity firms regarding acquisitions of HHI, Metaldyne , Chrysler Viper operations and the Ford Premier Automotive Group. Most recently, Mr. Hubacker served as interim President & CEO of Gill Industries.

In The News
09/05/2019 Fred Hubacker: Bloomfield Hills Country Club to renovate Harry Colt-designed golf course – Crain’s Detroit Business 12/24/2018 Fred Hubacker: Pros and Cons to Buying Fiat Chrysler Stock – US News & World Report 04/02/2018 Fred Hubacker: Electric And Hybrid Vehicles Will Impact Auto Recyclers – American Recycler 10/08/2017 Fred Hubacker: GST Autoleather bankruptcy could be an early warning – Crain’s Detroit Business 10/02/2017 Fred Hubacker: Piston Group growth called promising for minority-owned businesses – Crain’s Detroit Business 08/04/2017 Fred Hubacker: Electric Vehicle Prices Down, But Americans May Not Be Ready to Dump the Pump – 10/02/2016 Fred Hubacker: Piston Group growth called promising for minority-owned businesses – Crain’s Detroit Business 10/10/2015 Fred Hubacker: International Automotive Components has break-up potential, sector advisors say Proprietary Intelligence – MergerMarket 07/19/2015 Fred Hubacker: Insights on IAC’s Potential New Strategy – Crain’s Detroit Business 06/14/2015 Fred Hubacker: Thoughts on New Analytical Software Tool – Crain’s Detroit Business 05/15/2015 Fred Hubacker: Comments on the ZF purchase of TRW – Detroit Free Press 05/25/2014 Fred Hubacker: Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. – Crain’s Detroit Business Article 02/16/2014 Fred Hubacker: GM’s New Terms and Conditions – Crain’s Detroit Business 05/06/2012 Fred Hubacker: New Challenge for Rush: Ford-Driven Interiors Venture with Faurecia is Next Big Test – Crain’s Detroit Business