Joseph Nemrava will retire on March 31 as general manager of G.S.W. Manufacturing, an assembler of wire harnesses for various automotive uses at 1801 Production Drive.
His successor will be Annette Edgington, who currently is senior manager of business development.
Nemrava has been the company’s general manager since July 2000. Prior to joining G.S.W. in 1999, he held various executive positions in the automotive, defense, and pharmaceutical industries in the United States, Europe, Canada and Latin America.
“I am grateful to have spent 17 years with this great company in a great community, and deeply honored to have had the opportunity to be part of its leadership. I am very proud of what the G.S.W. team has accomplished together during the years of both successes and challenges,” Nemrava said.
“I believe that 2016 is the right time for me to retire for a number of reasons,” he said. “First, the company has executed very well over the past several years, exceeding both our own and our shareholders’ expectations. As a result, the company is operationally very sound and positioned for continued success. Second, our team has laid out strategies for the company that will guide G.S.W. for many years to come, and this gives me great confidence about G.S.W.’s future success. And third, Annette has been preparing for her new role as my successor for several years, and 2016 is the right time for her to assume her place as the general manager.”
Edgington has been with G.S.W. for over 21 years, with various roles in finance, accounting, and business planning. She played a vital role in the recent startup and opening of G.S.W.’s third North American facility, located in central Mexico. She is a graduate of the University of Findlay.