Lear Corporation Announces Executive Appointments
Southfield, Mich., November 15, 2004 – Lear Corporation [NYSE:LEA]
today announced the following organizational changes, effective
Jim Brackenbury, has been named president - Mexican Operations,
succeeding Dino de Falco who is retiring. Frank Orsini succeeds
Brackenbury as president of the DaimlerChrysler Division and Dan Golles
replaces Orsini as vice president - GM Truck Group. Brackenbury, Orsini
and Americo Nesti, president - South American Operations whose position
remains unchanged, report directly to Douglas G. DelGrosso, president
and COO – Americas. Golles will report to Frank Sovis, president of
Lear's GM Division.
“Jim, Frank and Dan are respected leaders with proven track records
in the areas of customer service and operational excellence, said Bob
Rossiter, Lear's chairman and chief executive officer. “I am confident
they will each continue to make strong contributions to Lear's success
in their new roles.
In his new role, Brackenbury is responsible for all aspects of Lear's
business in Mexico and Central America and is based in El Paso, Texas.
During his 21-year career with Lear, Brackenbury has held positions of
increasing responsibility and was vice president of Lear's Interior
Products Division in Europe immediately prior to assuming the leadership
role at the DaimlerChrysler Division last February. Brackenbury holds a
bachelor's degree from Michigan State University (MSU) and also earned a
master's degree from MSU's Advanced Management Program.
Prior to his current assignment, Orsini was responsible for sales and
program management related to Lear's GM truck programs. Before joining
Lear's GM Division, Orsini spent five years in various leadership
positions in Europe, including the role of president at the Fiat
Customer Focus Division. A ten-year veteran of Lear, Orsini holds a
bachelor's degree from Oakland University and also earned a master's
degree from MSU's Advanced Management Program.
Golles will relocate to metro Detroit from Europe, where he spent the
last three years as vice president - European Product Engineering for
Lear's Interior Products Division. He has also served as vice president
of SSD Applications Engineering and was a Six Sigma champion for Lear's
DaimlerChrysler division. An eight-year veteran of Lear, Golles holds a
bachelor's degree from Lawrence Technical University and a master's
degree in business management from Purdue University.
Lear Corporation, a FORTUNE 500 company headquartered in Southfield,
Michigan, USA, focuses on integrating complete automotive interiors,
including seat systems, interior trim and electrical systems. With
annual net sales of $15.75 billion in 2003, Lear is one of the world's
largest automotive interior systems suppliers. The Company's
world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by more
than 110,000 employees. At December 31, 2003, Lear had 289 facilities
located in 34 countries. Further information about Lear and its
products is available on the internet at www.lear.com.
Posted on 11/15/2004