Nexteer Automotive – A Leader in Intuitive Motion Control


Management Team

Nexteer Automotive is driven by a global management team dedicated to building on the company’s strong heritage of engineering and manufacturing performance.

Guibin Zhao

Guibin Zhao

Chairman, Executive Board Director and Chief Executive Officer

Guibin Zhao was appointed chairman and executive director of the Board in June 2013. Zhao has been chief executive officer since June 2012. In his current role, Zhao is responsible for setting Nexteer’s strategic vision, direction and goals, along with the overall execution of company’s strategy.

In addition to his role at Nexteer, Zhao is director of Pacific Century Motors (PCM) Steering and chairman of the Board of Directors for several of PCM’s subsidiaries.

Zhao holds an executive master’s degree in business administration from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

Mike Richardson

Mike Richardson

President and Executive Board Director

Mike Richardson is president and executive board director. In his current role, he leads a highly skilled team of over 13,000 people and oversees 22 manufacturing facilities, five technical centers and 11 customer service centers across the globe in 11 countries. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.


Tao Liu

Tao Liu

Senior Vice President and Global Chief Operating Officer

Tao Liu is senior vice president and global chief operating officer. In his current role, Liu is responsible for Nexteer’s day-to-day value chain management and profit & loss performance across all divisions. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.

Bill Quigley

William Quigley

Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

William Quigley is senior vice president and chief financial officer. In his current role, Quigley is responsible for Nexteer’s treasury, capital funding and structure, accounting and financial reporting, financial planning and analysis. In addition, he is responsible for risk management, financial controls and taxation. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.


Frank Lubischer

Frank Lubischer

Senior Vice President of Global Engineering, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Strategy Officer

Frank Lubischer is senior vice president of global engineering, chief technology officer and chief strategy officer. In his current role, Lubischer is responsible for corporate strategy, global engineering, technology and product portfolio, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.

Yi Fan

Yi Fan

Vice President, Executive Board Director and Joint Company Secretary

Yi Fan was appointed vice president in November 2013. He was previously appointed executive board director in June 2013 and was appointed joint company secretary in January 2013. In his current role, Fan manages the company’s secretarial duties. Fan currently serves as director and secretary of the board of directors for PCM as well as director of several of the company’s subsidiaries. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.


Dennis Hoeg

Dennis Hoeg

Vice President, Global Operations, Manufacturing Engineering, and Capital Enterprise Systems

Dennis Hoeg is vice president, global operations, manufacturing engineering and capital enterprise systems. In his current role, Hoeg is responsible for Nexteer’s global manufacturing engineering, corporate lean manufacturing, process standardization, global manufacturing planning, global facilities management, capital plan and enterprise system improvements. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.

Doug Owenby

Doug Owenby

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer – North America Division

Doug Owenby is vice president, chief operating officer – North America division. In his current role, Owenby is responsible for the North America division, gaining commitments from the business lines and leveraging corporate functions to meet the business plan of the division. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.


Herve Boyer

Herve Boyer

Vice President, Chief Operating Officer – Europe and South America Division

Herve Boyer is vice president, chief operating officer – Europe and South America division. In his current role, Boyer is responsible for the Europe and South America division, gaining commitments from the business lines and leveraging corporate functions to meet the business plan of the division. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.

Jesse Kalkman

Jesse Kalkman

Vice President- Global Sales and Marketing

Jesse Kalkman is vice president of Global Sales and Marketing. In his current roles, he plays an integral role in growing Nexteer’s global reach and leads Nexteer’s Sales team to enable sustainable growth for current and future customers. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.


Peter Ziparo

Peter Ziparo

Vice President and General Counsel

Peter Ziparo is vice president and general counsel. In his current role, he is responsible for all Global Legal activities. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.

James Corbeil

James Corbeil

Executive Director, Global Supply Management

James Corbeil is executive director, global supply management. In his current role, Corbeil is responsible for purchasing, supplier development, production control, global logistics and supplier launch management functions. He is also a member of Nexteer’s Global Strategic Council.