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, Delta Technologies and Burgaflex. He is currently on the Board of Gill Industries and has served on the Board of Trustees and a member of the Finance Committee at William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, MI. He is also a former Board member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association.
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 has served as President & CEO of Gill Industries.