Together, the executive team of NN, Inc., is creating and managing a global, customer-focused, precision products company with a high-performance, continuous improvement culture.
Warren A. Veltman
Interim President and Chief Executive Officer
Warren Veltman was appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer in 2019, and previously served as Executive Vice President of the Mobile Solutions group. Veltman joined NN in 2014 as part of the Autocam acquisition as the Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Autocam Precision Components Group. Prior to the acquisition, Veltman served as Chief Financial Officer of Autocam Corporation from 1990 and secretary and treasurer since 1991, until NN acquired the company in 2014. Prior to Autocam, he was an audit manager with Deloitte & Touche.
Thomas D. DeByle
Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Tom DeByle joined NN in September 2019 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining NN, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and Treasurer of Standex International since 2008. Before Standex, DeByle was Sector Chief Financial Officer for the Compact Vehicle Technologies sector, and held finance leadership roles at Ingersoll Rand, Actuant Corporation, and Johnson Controls. DeByle earned his Master of Business Administration from Marquette University and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from St. Norbert College in DePere, Wisconsin. DeByle also serves on the Chase Corporation Board of Directors and sits on its Audit and Compensation Committees.
Matthew S. Heiter
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
Matt Heiter joined NN in July 2015 as Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining NN, he was a shareholder in the law firm of Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell and Berkowitz, P.C., where he served as chair of the firm’s Securities Practice Group. Heiter is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School and has earned numerous honors while in private practice, including being listed in Best Lawyers in America and Chambers USA.
Christopher J. Qualters
Executive Vice President, Life Sciences
Chris Qualters was appointed Executive Vice President of the Life Sciences group in 2019, after having served as Executive Vice President of the Power Solutions group since 2018. He previously served as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer. Qualters joined NN as part of the Autocam acquisition in 2014, where he served as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Autocam in 2008, he held several leadership positions in sales, marketing and product management at Robert Bosch. From 1990 to 2000, he held the position of sales engineer at The Torrington Company, where he was responsible for anti-friction bearing solutions for the general industrial and automotive industries. Qualters holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and an MBA from the University of Michigan. Passionate about STEM education, he has been an active supporter of Grand Valley State University’s engineering school and the FIRST robotics program.
John R. Buchan
Executive Vice President, Mobile Solutions and Power Solutions
John Buchan was appointed Interim Executive Vice President of the Mobile Solutions and Power Solutions groups in 2019, and previously served as the Mobile Solutions group’s Vice President of Operations. Buchan joined NN as part of the Autocam acquisition in 2014, where he served as Chief Operations Officer. Prior to joining Autocam in 2002, Buchan worked at Benteler Automotive in various technical leadership roles culminating as Executive Vice President of the Exhaust Products Group. He has spent his entire career in operations roles, beginning with General Motors Central Foundry and Rochester Products Divisions. Buchan holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in manufacturing management, both from the General Motors Institute. Buchan also serves on a number of for-profit and non-profit boards.
D. Gail Nixon
Senior Vice President, Human Resources
Gail Nixon joined NN in 2007 and was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in 2018. She previously served as Vice President of Human Resources and has held multiple HR leadership roles within the company. Nixon began her career in the non-profit sector, and from 2000-2007, she held various accounting and human resources positions with a multi-state healthcare organization, ultimately serving as its corporate human resources director. Nixon is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and has earned her Senior Professional in Human Resources and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional designations.