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David M. Buckley

President - Europe


David M. Buckley joined AAM in November 2017 as Vice President – Strategic & Business Development. In this role, Buckley leads AAM’s business development and strategic global growth initiatives.

Buckley joins AAM having previously served as president and chief executive officer for Vexos, Inc. from 2014 to 2017.  While at Vexos, a global electronic services company providing sourcing, distribution, manufacturing, and design services, he rapidly expanded the company’s sales and EBITDA, market, pipeline, and new customers while increasing productivity across the business, and establishing a robust platform for organic and inorganic growth. 

Prior to joining Vexos, Buckley gained extensive global leadership experience as CEO of several companies including: Cross Match Technologies, Vectronix and Modtech.  Earlier in his career, Buckley led successful business units at both General Electric and PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting, earning prestigious international positions based on performance.  Buckley has positively transformed the focus and operations of organizations by guiding companies through periods of significant change, including rapid growth, turnaround, repositioning, and rightsizing. 

Buckley holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business, and a Bachelor of Science from the U.S. Naval Academy.  Buckley is a certified LEAN expert and has received extensive leadership training at GE, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and internationally with Safran.  As a veteran of the U.S. Navy and an active member of the United States Naval Academy Alumni Association, he continues to support the Academy as part of the admissions board, President’s Circle Member, and Foundation Board Member.