Novi-based Stoneridge Inc. has announced the appointment of Thomas M. Dono Jr. to chief legal officer, effective January 8. The internal legal function for the company has been led by David Jaffe, principal of Jafffe Counsel, on an interim-basis over the last year and will continue as responsibilities are transitioned to Dono.
“I want to thank David for his leadership over the past year. I am looking forward to Tom building on David’s service as a trusted legal professional and global business partner,” says Jon DeGaynor, president and CEO of Stoneridge. “Throughout his career, Tom has consistently demonstrated an integrated and collaborative approach partnering with global leaders to drive shareholder value. Tom has a keen understanding of the industry, markets, and global trends. With the addition of Tom, we continue to execute on our plan to build a world-class leadership team that positions Stoneridge to execute on our long-term growth strategy.”
Dono was formerly executive vice president, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Metaldyne Performance Group Inc. Additionally he severed as senior vice president for legal affairs, general counsel, and corporate secretary at Key Safety Systems, Inc. At Delphi Corp. and at Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich, and Rosati, Dono has served in legal leadership roles representing technology, life sciences, and growth companies worldwide. He has a JD from the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, as well as a BS in economics and business management from Stony Brook University in New York.
Stoneridge is an independent designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical and electronic components, modules, and systems principally for the automotive, commercial vehicle, motorcycle, agricultural, and off-highway vehicle markets.