Rodriguez, 59, becomes the CEO of the Auburn Hills-based auto parts supplier on Sept. 1 and has used her 35 years of auto restructuring business to suss out a game plan.
“We’ve mapped out a very detailed plan to provide all kinds of support for the company,” Rodriguez said in an interview with Crain’s. “This is a company that has great bones. The team has kind of been put on idle. So we’re taking them off idle and giving the team the resources to follow through on plans that have been developing over a much longer period of time. We need to deliver. Dura has some tarnished elements of its past. We just need to deliver.”
Lexington, Ky.-based private equity firm MiddleGround Capital acquired a majority stake in the body systems supplier from Bardin Hill Investment Partners last week and hired Rodriguez away from Andra Rush’s trucking empire, Rush Trucking,