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.

Ramzi Hermiz

Chief Executive Officer


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University

Master of Business Administration, DePaul University

An experienced global leader and trusted advisor, Ramzi was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2022. Prior to Carlex, Ramzi has served as President, CEO and Board Director for numerous public, private and philanthropic organizations. As comfortable in the board room as he is on the manufacturing floor, Ramzi is guiding Carlex in the company’s strategies to build and attract top talent, create a winning culture, and motivate from the front-line. An automotive industry veteran, Ramzi has served in leadership roles for several multi-billion-dollar original equipment and aftermarket businesses. Most notably, Ramzi served as President and CEO of Shiloh Industries from 2012 to 2020. Prior to joining Shiloh, Ramzi spent 22 years with Federal-Mogul, including seven years based in Europe.  

Rick Cummings

Chief Operating Officer




Rick Cummings joined Carlex in 2023 as Chief Operating Officer. In his role, Rick oversees the execution of Carlex’s strategic plan, development of the Carlex Production System and responsibility of operations, supply chain and manufacturing technology while supporting Carlex’s mission, enhancing organizational culture, and developing a high performing team. An accomplished automotive executive, Rick brings nearly 30 years of operations and finance experience to the role. As a leader, Rick is passionate about transforming businesses, enhancing culture, and developing high-potential talent to empower organizations to operate at their best.

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.