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FOSTERING THE CENTER’S DEVELOPMENT

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

HELPING REVITALIZE U.S. MANUFACTURING

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

A TRIP TO INDIA & OTHER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

STUDENT FOCUSED. FACULTY DIRECTED

A CENTER THAT CELEBRATES MANUFACTURING

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John S. Sofia

Vice President, Engineering & Product Development
American Axle & Manufacturing


John S. Sofia joined AAM in March 1994 as an area manager at Detroit Gear & Axle. He has served as manufacturing manager at Detroit Gear & Axle; manager of the Current Production & Process Engineering Group; director, Manufacturing Engineering; plant manager, Detroit Forge; and director, Advanced Quality Planning. Prior to assuming his current position, Sofia served as vice president, Quality Assurance & Customer Satisfaction.

Sofia began his automotive career at the former Chrysler Corporation in 1984 as a college-student-in-training in the Stamping, Assembly & Diversified Operations Group. He progressed through a series of manufacturing/engineering positions including production supervisor, product/quality/process engineer, and engineering design team leader.

Sofia holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Detroit.