DETROIT, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc. (AAM) today announced that AAM's Board of Directors has named current President and Chief Executive Officer David C. Dauch to the additional position of Chairman of the Board, effective immediately. "Naming David C. Dauch as Chairman reflects his deep knowledge of AAM's global business and operations and the high regard in which he is held by the Board of Directors," said Thomas K. Walker, the independent lead director of AAM's Board of Directors. "David has proven himself to be an outstanding and instrumental leader in the continued diversification of AAM's product portfolio, customer base and global footprint. The Board is confident that David's experience and leadership, combined with the strong management team that has been assembled over the years, will take AAM successfully into the future." "I am honored and take great pride in being named Chairman of AAM's Board," said Dauch. "My father's vision, passion and leadership have transformed AAM into the leading global automotive supplier that it is today. I look forward to leading the AAM Board and the management team in executing our profitable growth plan while building value by delivering quality, technology leadership and operational excellence for our customers around the world." Dauch, a member of the Board of Directors of AAM since 2009, has been serving as the company's President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2012. Since joining AAM in July 1995, he has served in positions of increasing responsibility including most recently, President and Chief Operating Officer. Full biographies and photos of Mr. D.C. Dauch and Mr. T.K. Walker are available at www.aam.com. AAM is a world leader in the manufacture, engineering, design and validation of driveline and drivetrain systems and related components and modules, chassis systems and metal-formed products for light trucks, sport utility vehicles, passenger cars, crossover vehicles and commercial vehicles. In addition to locations in the United States ( Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana), AAM also has offices or facilities in Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Sweden and Thailand. For more information...Christopher M. Son Director Investor Relations, Corporate Communications & Marketing (313) 758-4814 email@example.comDanielle R. LandoltManager, Marketing & Communications (313) 758-4589 firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit the AAM website at www.aam.com. SOURCE American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings, Inc.