Vice President, Engineering & Product Development
American Axle & Manufacturing
John S. Sofia joined AAM in March 1994 as an area manager at Detroit Gear & Axle. He has served as manufacturing manager at Detroit Gear & Axle; manager of the Current Production & Process Engineering Group; director, Manufacturing Engineering; plant manager, Detroit Forge; and director, Advanced Quality Planning. Prior to assuming his current position, Sofia served as vice president, Quality Assurance & Customer Satisfaction.
Sofia began his automotive career at the former Chrysler Corporation in 1984 as a college-student-in-training in the Stamping, Assembly & Diversified Operations Group. He progressed through a series of manufacturing/engineering positions including production supervisor, product/quality/process engineer, and engineering design team leader.
Sofia holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University. He holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Detroit.