Daniel Ajamian oversees the North American operations of injection molder Key Plastics from its new headquarters in Farmington Hills, Mich. He joined the automotive supplier in spring 2001 from Dallas investment firm Carlyle Management Group, which purchased Key out of Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in March 2000. Ajamian had served as chief financial officer for the Norfolk, Va.-based United States Marine Repair, another Carlyle portfolio company. He also served, for an interim period, in a similar role for CMG's Aerostructures Corp.
Prior to joining Carlyle, Ajamian worked in senior finance posts for Southwest Marine, Lockheed Martin and General Dynamics. He now sits on the boards of Key Plastics and KAC Acquisition Co. He earned a bachelor of science degree in business, with a concentration in finance, from California Polytechnic University, and an MBA from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, Calif.
Key Plastics, with operations in six countries and annual sales of more than $525 million, recently earned a 2002 quality achievement award from Nissan North America and outbid a competitor to buy the assets of bankrupt injection molder Soo Plastics Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.