SAGINAW, Mich. – Global automotive supplier Nexteer Automotive announced the appointment of Laurent Bresson to chief operating officer, effective immediately. Bresson, previously senior vice president and COO of Nexteer’s international division, will now move his operating responsibilities to a global level. Robert Remenar, president and CEO of Nexteer, made the announcement this morning.
“Nexteer’s very aggressive global growth requires increased oversight on a global level,” said Remenar. “Laurent not only has a proven success record in managing our major customer relationships around the world, but he has also demonstrated his operational capabilities in the European, Asia-Pacific and South American regions. His tireless dedication to the business is a tremendous asset.”
In his new role, Bresson will continue to be responsible for global sales, but will take on the additional role of managing day-to-day activities of the company’s divisional and product groups. Divisional and regional executives will now report to Bresson, aligning the company to better leverage efficiencies, improve launch capabilities and identify growth opportunities.
Bresson, 40, was senior vice president and international division chief operating officer, responsible for all activities in Australia, India, Korea, Mexico, Brazil and Europe. Prior to that assignment, he was vice president, global sales and marketing, European region where he was responsible for overseeing global sales. He was first given global responsibility in 2009 and has previously held various positions in engineering, project management and sales for several Delphi divisions as well as various sales positions at Nexteer.
Currently located in Paris, France, Bresson will relocate to Nexteer’s headquarters in Saginaw, Michigan.
Nexteer Automotive is a multi-billion dollar global steering and driveline business solely dedicated to electric and hydraulic steering systems, steering columns and driveline products for original equipment manufacturers. Its 9,800 workforce serves more than 60 customers in every major region of the world. The company has 20 manufacturing plants, five engineering centers and 15 customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Nexteer Automotive’s customers include GM, Fiat, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler and PSA Peugeot Citroen, as well as automakers in India, China, and South America.
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