Shape Corp. is pleased to announce the appointment of Dave Guaresimo as the company’s new Chief Operating Officer. Guaresimo, a seasoned automotive industry veteran with more than 25 years of experience, brings a wealth of knowledge, deep industry insights, and a people-first leadership style to his new role.
Born and raised in Michigan, Guaresimo’s passion for mechanical engineering was instilled in him from an early age. After earning his degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University, he joined American Axle & Manufacturing (AAM), where he held various roles from resident product engineer to Vice President of Operations.
Fluent in Spanish and Portuguese, Guaresimo’s ability to adapt to diverse cultural environments, coupled with his deep love for the shop floor, has consistently enabled him to drive positive results across varied geographical locations. His leadership style—understanding the people, their motivations, and the local culture—is a testament to his commitment to operational excellence.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Dave Guaresimo to our executive team,” said Mark White, President and CEO of Shape Corp. “Dave’s extensive industry experience, international acumen, and proven track record of leading successful teams make him an invaluable addition to our organization. His people-first leadership style resonates with our corporate culture and values. We are excited to see the direction he will take Shape in, leveraging his insights to contribute to our continued growth and success.”
In his new role as COO at Shape, Guaresimo aims to foster a productive environment that mirrors his leadership style and aligns with the company’s values and objectives. Away from work, he’s an accomplished trap and clay pigeon shooter, a testament to his ability to focus and deliver under pressure, qualities he brings into his professional life.
Guaresimo’s appointment marks a new chapter for Shape Corp. as it continues its trajectory of growth and success in the industry.