Thomas A. Burke
President and Chief Executive Officer
Modine Manufacturing Company
Topic: "Surviving the Economic Crisis: One Company's Story"
Date: October 21, 2010
Thomas A. Burke was named President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of Modine's Board of Directors in March 2008.
Mr. Burke joined Modine in 2005 as Executive Vice President. In July 2006, he was promoted to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, taking on the responsibilities of streamlining the company's global organizational structure. As COO, he was in charge of all global operations for the Powertrain Cooling, Engine, Passenger Thermal Management, Commercial and Fuel Cell Products Groups, as well as Environmental, Safety and Security.
Prior to joining Modine, Mr. Burke worked for nine years with Visteon Corporation, where he was Vice President of North American Manufacturing Operations with responsibility for more than $10 billion in sales. There, he led an effort to develop and implement business strategies to enhance the company's global manufacturing product portfolio. Before that, and based in Cologne, Germany, Mr. Burke served as Vice President of European and South American Manufacturing and Vice President of North American and Asian Operations.
Previously, Mr. Burke spent 13 years with Ford Motor Company in the Climate Control Division in a variety of engineering and operations positions in the United States and Mexico.
Born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Mr. Burke received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Purdue University. He presently serves on the Board of Trustees of MAPI/Manufacturers' Alliance and the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Racine County United Way.