Former General Motors metal stamping operations chief Thomas Brady has returned to manufacturing as the new president and CEO of Warren, Michigan-based Manufacturers Products Company.

Brady will head all manufacturing operations of this supplier of precision metal stampings and assemblies for automotive and heavy truck applications. The organisation employs 215 in two Warren facilities and forecasts 2005 sales of nearly $US75 million with open capacity.

Brady previously spent over 40 years with General Motors and most recently oversaw all metal stamping operations at 14 North American factories.

Since leaving GM in December 2004, he was a consultant for various manufacturing company projects.

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