Matt Makes Dreams Come True

Matt Makes Dreams Come True

Matt Luna has had a passion for racing motorcycles since he was about five years old. Mini bikes, motorcycles—you name it. “My dad wouldn’t let me race until I was out of the house and as soon as I was out, I started racing,” Matt said. “I went pro in my 30s. I would travel around all around the East coast series doing all of these hill climbs. At age 47, I was 5th in the nation.” Matt, who’s always been very mechanically-included, has been building professional hill climb bikes for people for years. But he has another special talent: He remakes motorcycles for paraplegic racers. “I do what makes […]

SHAPE CORP. Produces Industry-First Carbon Fiber Bumper For 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

SHAPE CORP. Produces Industry-First Carbon Fiber Bumper For 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Shape Corp. engineered and manufactured the automotive industry’s first curved, multi-hollow pultruded carbon fiber bumper beam for the newly unveiled 2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray. The bumper’s superior properties produce a very light weight component, which contributes to protecting the rear and expanded trunk.   “As we strengthen our technology profile, the addition of carbon fiber pultrusion allows us to showcase our ability to drive innovation,” said Shape Corp. President and CEO Mark White. “The success of this project speaks volumes on the technical talent we have on our team and as a global industry leader, we will continuously expand our manufacturing capabilities on all facets of our operations. The ability […]

Shape Corp. Adds New Vice President of Global Sales

Shape Corp. Adds New Vice President of Global Sales

Shape Corp. is excited to introduce and welcome Meredith Glass as the organization’s new Vice President of Global Sales. In this role, Glass will report directly to president and CEO Mark White, and will be joining Shape’s executive leadership council. Glass joins Shape from Schaeffler, a global automotive and industrial supplier, where she held an assortment of positions, including numerous key roles within engineering, sales, program management, and finance. Glass’ most recent position was Senior Vice President Global Key Account Management in which she managed Schaeffler’s global business with General Motors, including customer satisfaction, operations, growth, and strategy.   Leading up to that, Glass immersed herself in a variety of […]

President’s Message

President’s Message

On The MoveOur Next Steps To Success We are living in the most transformative time in the history of the automotive and transportation industry. The realization of autonomous driving technology, electric and hybrid powertrains, connected cars and ride sharing are all drastically changing the landscape for our customers and the automotive supplier community. Everyone is having to rethink the fundamentals of their business and how they add value. We recognize this fact at Shape and have been making big moves to prepare for an exciting future. Part of that is improving the overall competitiveness and efficiency of our business. In 2018, our global customers experienced many of these improvements first-hand, […]

Shape Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

Shape Appoints New Chief Operations Officer

Shape Corp. is pleased to introduce and welcome Jonathan Gregory as the company’s new chief operations officer. In this new role, Gregory will report directly to president Mark White. Jonathan Gregory Gregory joins Shape from Faurecia, where he served as the global vice president of operations, quality and HSE. While at Faurecia, he led global operations teams across 80 plants to generate increased profitability for their interior systems business group, while implementing continuous improvement projects across the organization. The majority of these projects were focused on leveraging technological advancements that drove increased quality. “Jon’s background brings a significant amount of value to Shape as we continue to grow and strengthen […]

Shape Welcomes New Executive Leader

Shape Welcomes New Executive Leader

Shape Corp. is excited to introduce and welcome Randy Pappal as the company’s vice president of global purchasing-supply chain and business development. In this new role, Pappal will report directly to president Mark White and will join Shape’s executive leadership council. Pappal comes to Shape from General Motors Corp., where he held a variety of positions, including executive leadership roles within key business and purchasing functions. In his most recent role, Pappal was the executive director of global purchasing and supply chain for GM’s body and exteriors team. Leading up to that, Randy lived and worked within several global locations, including Mexico, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Brazil and Argentina. In […]

Outstanding Quality Recognized by the FCA

Outstanding Quality Recognized by the FCA

Shape has been awarded the Outstanding Quality Performance Award from FCA for both our Comstock and 172nd plants. FCA awarded us for both our bumper commodity as well as our plastics commodity. This award is given out to few suppliers; an accomplishment we are very proud of. “It’s really an exciting time at the Comstock facility. We have some exciting growth opportunities with existing customers and we’re in process of cultivating relationships with new customers. All of this requires collaboration and synergy between our teams. Receipt of this FCA award is a testament to all our team members working together for the greater good. Without our people, this isn’t possible. The Comstock team is truly […]

Congratulations Shape! 2018 SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards “Hall Of Fame” Winner’

Congratulations Shape! 2018 SPE® Automotive Innovation Awards “Hall Of Fame” Winner’

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, Shape, along with representatives from Honda R&D Americas and SABIC, accepted an award on behalf of the original team that worked to develop the first injection molded thermoplastic (PC/PBT) energy absorber for a vehicle bumper system on the 2003 Honda Element at the 48th annual SPE Automotive Innovation Awards Gala, at the Burton Manor in Livonia, Michigan. “Being recognized for the SPE 2018 Innovation Hall of Fame Award is a great honor. Our energy absorber technology is a great example of Shape innovation and value creation for our customers. We thank Honda for their early adoption of the technology and our Shape team of Thinkers, Believers and […]

Shape All Stars: Shape China gets a Big Win for Quality

Shape All Stars: Shape China gets a Big Win for Quality

Shape China was awarded the General Motors Supplier Quality Excellence Award for the 2017 calendar year. This marks the sixth year that Global Supplier Quality & Development will be receiving this prestigious recognition award. The award is given to specific manufacturing locations and only our top performing supplier manufacturing sites are eligible to receive it.  Suppliers who receive this award have met or exceeded a very stringent set of quality performance criteria and have achieved the cross-functional support of the entire GM organization. This was an even bigger challenge as GM continues to launch many new and exciting products. The Shape China team deserves this recognition for their hard work […]