Claudia Gast is AM General’s Senior Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, who has significant experience in developing strategic relationships and new opportunities that help create customer value.
In this role, Gast reports to AM General President and CEO, Andy Hove, and works closely with the executive management team in developing both internal and external opportunities that further enhance the Company’s key growth initiatives.
Additionally, in this position Gast maintains key industry and strategic alliances, identifying market trends that benefit the Company and its customers and overseeing the Company’s involvement in new strategic transactions to include potential mergers and acquisitions.
Gast joined AM General from GWR Safety Systems, where she served as its Executive Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. Prior to joining GWR Safety Systems, Gast worked at Proctor & Gamble Company where she served in various M&A, business development and strategy roles of increasing responsibility. Prior to that, she worked for Volkswagen in finance.
Gast holds a master’s of business administration degree from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business and a bachelor and master’s degree in business administration from the ESADE Business School, Barcelona, Spain. As part of her master’s at ESADE, Gast attended a semester abroad at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.