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For Immediate Release


Michael Erdt Appointed to Trustee Board

Catawba Valley Community College Trustee Chair Charles R. Preston recently announced the appointment of Michael Erdt to serve on the board.

Erdt was appointed by the Catawba County Board of Commissioners and fills the vacancy left by Jeff Hale who recently stepped down.

Erdt serves as plant director for GKN Driveline in Newton, producers of driveline and AWD products for the automotive industry. He has 19 years of manufacturing experience in the automotive industry in quality, operations and plant management and has worked for the company since 2005.

A graduate of Erie Community College in New York, he earned an associate degree in applied science in Materials Science. He also earned a bachelor’s degree at State University College of N.Y. at Buffalo and earned numerous industrial certifications, including Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, Certified Quality Engineer, and Certified Lead Auditor.

A native of Buffalo, N.Y., he has lived in North Carolina since 2001.


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