Carlex President Message to Customers, Team Members, Colleagues Worldwide (Click Here)


Creating an inspiring vision
of the Carlex future

We believe in Value-Based Leadership.

Traditional leadership tends to be focused inward and upward. In a Value-Based Leadership model, leaders lead to serve. Value-Based leaders shift attention away from themselves and focus on the contributions and needs of those around them.

The key traits of our leaders include the ability to listen, seek input from others, admit to their mistakes, empathize, invite trust, act with integrity, treat others with respect, embrace teamwork, and lead by example. Our Value-Based leaders approach each day with humility.

We’ve chosen Value-Based Leadership so everyone at Carlex can grow, develop and achieve their professional goals in an environment that earns trust, fosters excellence, and builds lasting relationships.

Shannon White



Bachelor of Science, Economics, University of Utah

Master of Business Administration, University of Southern California Marshall School of Business

Mr. White serves as Chairman for Carlex Glass America, a May 2022 addition to the Atlas portfolio companies in the Tier I automotive space. Mr. White is also President and CEO of Motus Integrated Technologies, an Atlas portfolio company, formed by Atlas in June 2014 to purchase manufacturing assets of Johnson Controls in Michigan, Alabama, Mexico, Germany, and France. He served previously as President and CEO of Guilford Performance Textiles and United Plastics Group. Mr. White is a graduate of the University of Utah and received his M.B.A. from the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. In addition to his role as Chairman of Carlex, President and CEO of Motus, Mr. White serves as a member of the Board of Managers of Carlex, Motus, and Stryten Manufacturing – an operating subsidiary of the Edison Group Companies, an Atlas portfolio company – and as an advisor to Atlas in the global automotive industry

Donald P. Michelotti

Chief Executive Officer


Bachelor of Science & Master of Science, Engineering, West Virginia University

Don brings a comprehensive background in business leadership, sales and marketing, general management, manufacturing management and sales management. Don has led the automotive replacement business to significant top- and bottom-line growth, and has forged strategic industry alliances. He also oversees sales, advanced product development and operations for the business.

Previously, Don served as executive vice president and held commercial and leadership responsibilities for global OEM sales teams. He has led turn-around situations at several manufacturing sites in the United States and Canada, and been responsible for multi-site manufacturing operations throughout North America.

Don is a registered professional engineer, holds six U.S. Patents, and has completed continuing executive education studies at Columbia University and the University of Michigan.

Herm Canil

President & Chief Operating Officer (COO)


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Pennsylvania State University

Master of Business Administration, Saint Francis University

Herm joined Carlex in 2020 as Chief Operating Officer and brings over 30 years of leadership and in-depth manufacturing experience.  Herm has held senior executive positions in both publicly owned and private equity led automotive glass companies.  To complement his manufacturing background, Herm further developed a comprehensive and strategic understanding of the glass industry by having assumed leadership roles in Sales, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Purchasing, Manufacturing, and Supply Chain over his career.

Herm has significant hands-on experience leading world class manufacturing performance in the production of float glass and all elements of laminated and tempered glass; and has driven multiple turnarounds, restructuring, and integration initiatives.

Herm is a passionate, data-driven, servant leader who uses disciplined management processes and lean tools to drive fundamental process improvements and bottom-line results.

Alex Rotolo

Chief Financial Officer


Bachelor of Arts - Biology and Economics, Connecticut College, New London, Connecticut

As Chief Financial Officer of the Carlex Group, Alex is responsible for all of the company’s financial activities, including the development and management of budgets, and preparation of financial statements.    Alex joined Carlex in 2022 as the Chief Financial Officer.  His experience spans finance, corporate development, marketing, sales, procurement, transportation and supply chain leadership, with deep operational experience in manufacturing.

Prior to Carlex, Alex held senior positions at private equity backed Atlas Holdings businesses including Chief Financial Officer of Finch Paper Holdings and Chief Financial Officer of Twin Rivers Paper Company – forest products companies in the US Northeast, US South and Canada.  Alex also served as President of Finch Waste Co, a solid waste management business servicing the US Northeast, which was acquired by Waste Management (NYSE:WM).

Prior to Atlas Holdings, Alex held positions of increasing responsibility at institutional investment, turnaround management and insurance firms, serving in finance, as well as marketing and sales roles.  Alex holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biology and Economics from Connecticut College in New London, Connecticut.  He currently serves as the Vice Chairperson on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Corporation of Warren County and as the Vice President of the Board of Directors of The Franklin Community Center.