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BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan, April 14, 2016 – TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) – a diversified global manufacturer of engineered and applied products – today announced that Josh Sherbin, TriMas Corporation’s vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer, has been promoted to senior vice president, general counsel and chief compliance officer.

Sherbin has overall responsibility for the strategic direction and coordination of TriMas legal, compliance and environmental, health and safety activities worldwide. He has guided the corporation through many initiatives in the past 10 years that have been key to TriMas’ growth and success. These include the initial public offering, spin-off of our Cequent businesses, numerous acquisitions and divestitures, strong compliance and governance programs, and the development of a talented in-house counsel team. As a result of his accomplishments at TriMas, Sherbin has been recognized as a top in-house counsel by Crain’s Detroit Business and DBusiness. Under his leadership, Corporate Secretary named the TriMas legal and compliance team as the nation’s best overall legal team for governance. 

"Since joining TriMas more than 10 years ago, Josh has continuously proven to be a key leader for our Company," said Samuel Valenti III, TriMas’ chairman of the Board of Directors. "He possesses an extensive legal and business acumen that allows him to contribute to the strategic direction of TriMas."

"We are pleased Josh has been recognized with a more encompassing title that is in line with his extensive experience and contributions to TriMas," said Dave Wathen, TriMas president and chief executive officer. "Throughout his tenure, he has contributed to the development of our strong legal compliance and governance culture. We look forward to Josh continuing to contribute at high levels to drive company performance."

Sherbin joined TriMas Corporation in 2005 as general counsel and corporate secretary, and has 25 years of legal experience with companies such as Valeo and Kelly Services. Sherbin received a Bachelor of Science degree from Kalamazoo College and a Juris Doctorate from Wayne State University.

About TriMas
Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) provides engineered and applied products for growing markets worldwide. TriMas is organized into four reportable segments: Packaging, Aerospace, Energy and Engineered Components. TriMas has approximately 4,000 employees in 13 countries. For more information, visit

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