Faurecia announces the appointment of François Tardif as Executive Vice President, Faurecia China, effective January 1, 2018.
He succeeds Jean-Michel Vallin, who is taking his retirement after 10 years in Asia, during which time he expanded Faurecia’s business in China with professionalism and energy. Mr. Tardif is tasked with maintaining Faurecia’s strategy of profitable growth in China and strengthening its ecosystem in the country.
François Tardif began his career in 1985 with Valeo, the equipment manufacturer. In 2002 he joined Autoliv, where he managed the Electronics business for France and subsequently Europe. In 2007 he continued his career at Plastic Omnium as Vice President of Operations, Asia.
Mr. Tardif joined Faurecia in September 2012, where he was initially appointed Vice President of the seating mechanisms division, and later served as Vice President for the Seating activity in Europe.
Aged 55, Mr. Tardif is a graduate of the Ecole Supérieure d’Électricité (Supélec) in Paris. He subsequently obtained his MBA from the Institut Français de Gestion.
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