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TriMas Corp. today (Jan. 12) announced Bob Zalupski as the company’s new CFO, effective immediately.

According to a news release, the announcement follows the previously announced plan to spin off its Cequent businesses, which is expected to occur in mid-2015. Zalupski currently serves as TriMas’ vice president of finance, corporate development and treasurer.

“I am pleased to announce Bob’s well-deserved promotion to chief financial officer,” said Dave Wathen, president and CEO of TriMas. “His extensive experience and exceptional track record with the Company make him the ideal executive to help drive TriMas’ financial performance going forward. I am confident Bob will hit the ground running and help TriMas continue to create value for our shareholders.”

Zalupski joined TriMas in 2002 and has more than 30 years of business and financial management experience. In his current role, he manages the company’s acquisitions and divestitures process, and as treasurer, is responsible for TriMas’ global cash management and capital structuring activities.