Faurecia today announced that, effective since October 1, Eelco Spoelder has been appointed Group Operations Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Committee.
In this newly created role, Eelco will be in charge of supplier development, manufacturing and logistics, quality and HSE. He will also be responsible for Information Systems , the Group’s digital transformation and the introduction of new technologies.
Eelco was previously Executive Vice President and Head of the Instrumentation and Driver HMI Business Unit at Continental, a role he has held since 2008. Prior to that he was Vice President Infotainment Solutions and Radio Navigation divisions for Siemens North America, having previously been Vice President of Purchasing for the Siemens Interior and Infotainment Division. Eelco started his career in 1996 in Philips Car systems, which later become Mannesmann VDO Car communication.
Eelco is 44 years old and a Dutch national. He has an MBA from Duke University in the USA and a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands.
Eelco’s broad experience in the automotive industry and his strong technology and electronics expertise will help accelerate Faurecia’s transformation and in particular contribute to the group’s ambition of becoming a leader in the Cockpit of the Future and Sustainable Mobility.
With the arrival of Eelco the Group’s Executive committee is comprised of eleven members representing five different nationalities to reflect the Group’s diverse customer base.
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Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers with global leadership positions in three activities: Automotive Seating, Interior Systems and Emissions Control Technologies. Its strong technology offer provides automakers with solutions for the cockpit of the future and sustainable mobility. In 2015, the Group posted total sales of €20.7 billion and employed 103,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com