Justin Mirro is the Founder and President of Kensington Capital Partners LLC, which was formed in 1999. In 2015, Justin left his career in investment banking to fully dedicate himself to Kensington Capital and invest in companies that can benefit from his best practices in structuring, financing, operating and corporate governance. Justin also brings to his companies a vast personal network of industry leaders throughout the automotive supply chain.
Prior to 2015, Justin spent almost 20 years as an automotive investment banker for various global banks including The Royal Bank of Canada, Jefferies & Company, Moelis & Company and Salomon Smith Barney. Justin has advised on over $70 billion of M&A, debt, equity and restructuring transactions for automotive assemblers, suppliers, the aftermarket and dealerships.
Prior to investment banking, Justin worked as an automotive engineer - first at General Motors in Detroit and then at Toyota Motor Corp in Japan. Justin holds a patent for an adjustable stabilizer bar used on the Land Cruiser SUV.
Robert Remenar serves as our Vice Chairman and President. Mr. Remenar has over 35 years of operational, manufacturing and management experience within the automotive and automotive-related sector. Mr. Remenar has over two decades of experience leading global, multi-billion dollar manufacturing enterprises, serving as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aludyne, Inc. (formerly known as Chassix Inc.) from 2012 to 2014, and as Chief Executive Officer and President of Nexteer Automotive from 2009 to 2012 and from 2002 to 2009, respectively. In his leadership roles, Mr. Remenar demonstrated a track record of turning distressed and developing businesses into profitable, successful and global enterprises through customer diversity, lean manufacturing, portfolio and footprint optimization and competitive cost structures. Mr. Remenar previously held multiple executive positions within Delphi where he most notably served as Vice President and, as discussed above, President of Delphi’s Steering Division (now Nexteer Automotive) from 2002 to 2009. Prior to joining Delphi in 1998, Mr. Remenar held several executive and managerial positions at GM from 1985 to 1998. Mr. Remenar was formerly on the board of directors of Highland Industries, Pure Power, Nexteer Automotive, Stackpole International and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, offering extensive leadership strategy and operational experience. As a board member, Mr. Remenar provided strategic insight during the successful sales of Highland Industries, Pure Power and Stackpole International and Nexteer Automotive’s Hong Kong initial public offering. Mr. Remenar has served as a director of PKC Group Oyj, a subsidiary of the Samvardhana Motherson Group since 2012, and as a director of Cooper-Standard Holdings since 2015, serving as Chairman of the compensation committee since 2017. Mr. Remenar served as Vice Chairman and President of Kensington SPAC I from April 2020 until it consummated its initial business combination in November 2020. We believe Mr. Remenar is well qualified to serve on our board of directors based on his extensive operational manufacturing and management experience.