Local business leader appointed to UT Board of Trustees

September 27, 2018 | News, UToday, Alumni
By Vicki L. Kroll

Stephen (Steve) Ciucci, president and CEO of Toledo Molding & Die Inc., is the newest member of The University of Toledo Board of Trustees.

He was named by Ohio Gov. John Kasich to a term that began Sept. 10 and will end July 1, 2027.


“I am excited about this appointment and the chance to be involved with The University of Toledo, an institution that is not only a leader, but an economic anchor in our region,” Ciucci said. “I look forward to being part of the University and its bright future.”

Ciucci has worked at Toledo Molding & Die (TMD) since 1997. Over the years, he held a variety of positions, including plant manager; operations manager; director of sales, marketing and product development; chief operating officer; and president. In 2012, he was named CEO of TMD, which supplies interior and air/fluid management systems to the automotive industry.

Prior to joining Toledo Molding and Die, Ciucci worked at Ford Motor Co. for 13 years in various engineering, operations, and management positions.

“Steve is a respected businessman who is active in the Toledo community. We welcome his experience to the board to help guide the future of the University,” Mary Ellen Pisanelli, chair of the UT Board of Trustees, said.

Ciucci is a board member of the Regional Growth Partnership, and a board and executive member for the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and Junior Achievement of Northwest Ohio.

The resident of Sylvania, Ohio, received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Pennsylvania State University in 1983 and a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan in 1997.

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