Affinia Group Names David Sturgess As Senior VP, Secretary And General Counsel

first_img“We couldn’t be more excited to have David on board with us,” said Keith Wilson, president and chief executive of Affinia. “With the move of Affinia’s headquarters to North Carolina, David’s significant experience in both private practice and in-house will make him a key asset to our company. David’s proven dedication to his community will be a perfect fit to our team, which already has a strong culture of kindness, friendship and community involvement.” “I am thrilled to join Affinia Group and become a member of a great international team that is highly respected both inside and outside its industry,” said Sturgess. “The company has an impressive history and an exciting future.  I welcome the opportunity to contribute to its continued success.” Previously, Sturgess was a partner at Updike, Kelly & Spellacy, a Hartford, Conn., law firm with three offices. During his 26-year tenure, Sturgess held positions as managing partner, treasurer and board member, as well as chair of business law practice group and venture capital and emerging companies subpractice group. He managed a diverse client base requiring a broad range of practice disciplines, including mergers and acquisitions, securities, international commercial transactions and debt and equity financings. He began his career with Day Pitney, also in Hartford, as an associate in the tax and corporate practice groups. Sturgess, who will become part of Wilson’s executive leadership team, brings more than 30 years of experience as an attorney in corporate environments and in private practice. He comes to Affinia from ReCommunity Recycling, the largest pure play recycling company in the United States. At Charlotte-based ReCommunity, he headed all legal activities, including mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity financings, real estate leasing, intellectual property, contracts and compliance and litigation. GASTONIA, N.C. – David Sturgess has been appointed senior vice president, secretary and general counsel of Affinia Group Inc., a global leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and marketing of industrial grade products and services. Active in volunteer work and professional affiliations, Sturgess is a member of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s national and Charlotte Chapters and part of the organization’s Sponsorship and Member committees. He has served as chairman, as well as a member of the board of directors of the Connecticut Venture Group, Crossroads Venture Capital Fair and Community Health Charities of New England. A magna cum laude Finance graduate of the University of Connecticut, Sturgess was a member of the board of directors and president-elect of the University of Connecticut Alumni Association and was a member of the board of directors of the University of Connecticut Research and Development Corp. He holds his juris doctorate from Duke University School of Law.AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisementlast_img

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