Ted & Ann Zampetis
Theodore K. “Ted” Zampetis of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, a member of the Leadership 100 Board of Trustees, was named an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young. He served as 2012 Chairman of National Leadership 100 Sunday.
Zampetis, who is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Shiloh Industries, Inc. a leading full service automotive supplier to the U.S., European and Asian automakers in North America, was recognized by as an Entrepreneur of the Year in Industrial and Engineered Products and Materials by Ernst & Young, which cited him for taking on the leadership of Shiloh in the face of bankruptcy and turning the company around and creating an innovation finance structure that is attributed with saving the company, increasing the worth of its shares and ensuring its continued growth in revenue, staff size and its product line. He has been a key player in the global automotive industry for some 40 years, focusing on sustainable improvement of operational strategies, team building and leadership development, process optimization and effective execution.
The fourth observance of National Leadership 100 Sunday was held in Greek Orthodox parishes across the nation on October 21, 2012.The theme was The Leadership 100 Legacy of Giving. “Ted did an outstanding job in organizing National Leadership 100 Sunday. Leadership 100 is grateful for his organizational leadership,” said Cotros. Charles H. Cotros, Chairman of Leadership 100.
His Eminence Archbishop Demetrios and the Metropolitans throughout the nation directed each Parish Priest in their respective jurisdictions to read the Encyclical issued on behalf of the Holy Eparchial Synod designating the observance as it was the Sunday nearest the Feast of Saint Iakovos on October 23, chosen as a tribute to Archbishop Iakovos of Blessed Memory, the visionary Founder and namesake of the Archbishop Iakovos Leadership 100 Endowment Fund.
Born in Samos, Greece, he immigrated to the United States, to Cleveland, Ohio, in 1971. He worked for some 30 years at The Standard Products Company, a global automotive supplier, where he rose from Maintenance Engineer to President, Chief Operating Officer and a member of its Board of Directors, in 18 years. He is married to Ann Saviolis and they have two children, Constantine and Callie, and four grandchildren. All four members of the Zampetis family are individual members of Leadership 100.
A graduate of the Greek Merchant Marine Academy, where he studied Electro-Mechanical Engineering, he received both a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in International Marketing, and a Masters Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in International Finance, from the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.