As director for strategic planning and marketing, Fioravante is responsible for the direction and brand image of North America's seventh biggest injection molding company.
LDM Technologies had worldwide corporate sales of $530.5 million in 1999. Sales of injection molded products in North America were $420.1 million, according to the latest Plastics News ranking of injection molders. The company has 17 plants and makes parts primarily for the automotive industry. It also has an active design operation, including an alliance with an Italian design and engineering center.
Fioravante, who has engineering and MBA degrees from Michigan State University in Lansing, Mich., spent the first 11 years of his career with General Motors Corp., eventually becoming a senior buyer in the division responsible for manufacturing Chevrolets, Pontiacs and Cadillacs.
In 1992 he joined Kenco Plastics Inc. in Farmington Hills, Mich., as corporate engineering manager for blow molding, then later became director of program management and engineering.
LDM Technologies Inc. in Auburn Hills, Mich., acquired Kenco in 1997 and Fioravante became LDM's director of advanced business development, then commercial director for the power train division before assuming his current position.
Fioravante is also product director for a new LDM product called Controlled Energy Management/Beam, a proprietary technology developed for energy-absorption applications.
LDM Technologies' Web site is www.ldmtech.com.