Mark Blaufuss is an Operating Executive focusing on the automotive, industrial and transportation sectors. He is based in Michigan.
Mr. Blaufuss was formerly the Chief Financial Officer of Metaldyne Performance Group (NYSE: MPG), a $3B light vehicle supplier. During his tenure, Mr. Blaufuss was instrumental in forming MPG through the merger of three $1B metal-forming businesses (HHI, Metaldyne and Grede), refinancing the combined entity, executing its initial public offering in December 2014 and ultimately selling the company to American Axle & Manufacturing (NYSE: AXL), returning nearly $1B to MPG’s investors over his tenure.
Prior to MPG, Mr. Blaufuss worked extensively with private equity owned manufacturing and distribution businesses, including chief financial officer positions at three Carlyle owned businesses, Metaldyne, United Components, Inc. and AxleTech International, helping to guide all three businesses through growth and successful ownership transition. He also worked as director of AlixPartners, a consulting firm, Corporate Controller of JPE, and Manager at PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Mr. Blaufuss holds a B.A. degree in accounting from Michigan State University and currently serves on the Board of UCI International.