TI Fluid Systems announces new CEO, additions to executive committee
Hans Dieltjens will succeed William L. Kozyra, who will retire on 1 October 2021 and step down from the Board of Directors.
Mr. Dieltjens holds a master's degree in Electro/Mechanical Engineering with 25 years of automotive experience in Asia, Europe and the Americas.
He joined TI Fluid Systems in 1996 where he gained broad commercial and operational experience through his divisional leadership positions.
Among his successes, he led the Global Fuel Tank and Delivery Systems Division in developing and manufacturing products that enhance vehicle performance and safety while exceeding strict emissions regulations to preserve the environment.
Earlier this year, Mr. Dieltjens was appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer in preparation for his ultimate succession to President and Chief Executive Officer on 1 October 2021.
TI Fluid Systems is also further expanding its Executive Committee with the appointment of Stephanie Jett as Chief Commercial Officer, Johannes Helmich as Chief Technology Officer and Mark Sullivan as Chief Operating Officer.
Stephanie Jett will join the Company on 1 October 2021 in the role of Chief Commercial Officer and will be based at the Company's Corporate Headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.
Ms. Jett brings 20 years of automotive industry experience to the position and has worked in various senior level commercial roles at Valeo, Visteon, Metaldyne, and most recently as Global Senior Vice President of Sales for Autoliv.
She will be responsible for sales and commercial activities, which include an increased focus on the company's electric vehicle product portfolio.
Johannes Helmich joined the Company on 1 September 2021 as Chief Technology Officer and is based at the Company's leading technology center in Rastatt, Germany.
Mr. Helmich will play a crucial role in the design and development of TI Fluid Systems' product portfolio, with a specific focus on accelerating the company's electric vehicle product development as part of its Fluid Evolution strategy.
Mr. Helmich has more than 25 years of engineering experience, having worked in various high-level executive positions at international Tier 1 automotive suppliers, such as Magna, Brose, Bosch, and Valeo.
Mark Sullivan is also based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, and joined the Company earlier this year from Plastic Omnium Group where he held various positions of increasing responsibility including Global President of their fuel tank business (Inergy) and their plastics exteriors business. ■