Detroit-based Techniplas Group, a privately held company that primarily serves the automotive, industrial and commercial vehicle industries, has named David Knill as its global chief financial officer.
Knill is responsible for all global financial matters including accounting and controlling, cash management and tax compliance, budget, and financial planning and oversight of company performance. As a member of the executive leadership team, he will also play a key role in strategic planning and ongoing growth activities including mergers and acquisitions.
Knill brings more than 25 years of financial and automotive experience to Techniplas, most recently serving as executive director, executive vice president and global finance director at TI Automotive, responsible for its fluid handling division and merger and acquisition activities.
Additionally, he worked at BBK as managing director; Nexteer Automotive (formerly Delphi Steering) as chief financial officer; Delphi Deutschland GmbH as finance director; and Delphi Corp. as director for M&A activities and portfolio strategy, and corporate finance manager for Latin America.
Knill, of Clarkston, graduated from Kettering University with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical and computer engineering, and received a Master’s of Business Administration focused on finance and general management from the University of Western Ontario’s Ivey School of Business.