David Cooper

David Cooper

David Cooper has been with UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries for 15 years.  During that time he has held positions as President and COO before being promoted to CEO in 2021.

Prior to joining Whitehall, David held positions with Parker Hannifin, Johnson Controls and Abbott Laboratories. He holds a B.S.M.E. from Purdue University.

Al Bernat

Al Bernat

Al started his career as a Product Engineer before transitioning into commercial roles. The majority of his career was spent at Aisin World Corp of America, where he held several different titles of increasing responsibility, including Director of Sales for Body, Chassis, and Engine Components.

Most recently, he was the Vice President of Sales and Program Management for Nidec Automotive Motors America before joining UACJ Whitehall in June of 2018 as Vice President of Sales.

Al graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Engineering Sciences from Michigan State University

Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy rejoined UACJ Automotive Whitehall Industries in 2021, taking over the role of Chief Financial Officer.  He has 23 years of experience in the automotive industry in progressive financial leadership roles.  Jeremy served as Vice President of Finance and IT Solutions at HDA Truck Pride and prior to that, Director of Finance at Cadillac Products Automotive Company.

He graduated from Walsh College with a Master of Science in Professional Accountancy degree and also from Michigan State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance.

Steve Gray

Steve Gray

Steve has been with UACJ Automotive Whitehall since 2009 holding positions as Director of Quality and most recently VP of Operations.  Prior to UACJ Whitehall, he has held management roles over the past 30 years in both Quality and Manufacturing, at several large tier one automotive suppliers.

Steve has prior titles as Business Unit Manager and Director of Quality for multi plant operations.

Steve graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cornerstone University.