November 4, 2014 by John Day
Continental announced Dr. Bernd Mahr as Executive Vice President of the Hybrid Electric Vehicle (HEV) Business Unit, based in Nuremberg, Germany, effective November 1, 2014.
The HEV Business Unit, which is part of the Powertrain Division, develops and produces power electronics and electric motors for hybrid and electric vehicles. Until now, the unit has been run temporarily by José Avila, who heads the Powertrain Division and is a Member of Continental’s Executive Board.
October 31, 2014 by John Day
Power management company Eaton has named Gerard DeVito, vice president, Technology, Vehicle Group, effective November 1, 2014. DeVito will be based in Galesburg, Mich., and will report to Ken Davis, president, Eaton Vehicle Group and functionally to Jeff Lowinger, senior vice president and chief technology officer, Industrial Sector.
In this role, DeVito will be responsible for leading and directing all engineering activities for the Vehicle Group to ensure that financial, growth, productivity and technology objectives are met.
September 18, 2014 by John Day
Mentor Graphics Corp. (NASDAQ: MENT) announced the appointment of Glenn Perry to the role of vice president of the company’s Embedded Systems Division.
The Mentor Graphics® Embedded Systems Division enables embedded development for a variety of applications including automotive, industrial, smart energy, medical devices, and consumer electronics.
“We believe there is great potential for us to grow in the embedded market,” said Walden C. Rhines, chairman and CEO, Mentor Graphics. “To that end we have been making strategic investments, and placing this expanded division under a vice president reflects the increased opportunities we are seeing.”
April 11, 2014 by John Day
Dr. Marc Rosenmayr has been appointed CEO for HELLA Electronics in North and South America and Steve Lietaert has been named president of the HELLA Corporate Center USA, Inc.
Rosenmayr previously was vice president of program management for the electronics group in the Americas, while Lietaert had been vice president of sales and marketing at HELLA’s corporate center in Plymouth.
August 15, 2012 by John Day
Overview: Founded in 2008, we are a VC-backed startup in Ferndale, Mich., currently looking to expand our software engineering team. We have been winning new automotive-related business, and are looking for the best, forward-thinking minds to join us as we build connectivity solutions for vehicles, the home, and beyond. The primary focus is connecting content and services to hardware products for a variety of new applications. All of our software engineers work together as one team, reporting directly to Jake Sigal, the founder and CEO.
Typical workday: Jeans. Coffee. Code. Create.
July 25, 2012 by John Day
Participants get up to speed on embedded control applications in one-fifth the time
Fifteen recent college graduates are better prepared to begin their engineering careers after spending six intense weeks in Columbus, Indiana, at LHP Software’s LHP|U training program.
LHP Software is a contract engineering services firm specializing in automotive and other embedded control applications. It launched LHP|U last summer, and the current class, the program’s third, recently completed the course.
Most of those who attended LHP|U are full-time salaried employees of LHP Software, selected from a pool of more than 500 applicants (the rest are interns).
Fujitsu Semiconductor America, Inc. (FSA) announced that Satoru Yamaguchi has been named president and chief executive officer effective April 2, 2012. He replaces Hiroyuki Hojo, who will take on the role of executive advisor for Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited in Japan.
Mike Mansuetti has been named president of Robert Bosch LLC, effective July 1, 2012. He will report to Werner Struth, chairman of Robert Bosch LLC and member of the Board of Management for Robert Bosch GmbH.
Since joining Bosch in 1988, Mansuetti has held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility in engineering, manufacturing, and management in the U.S. and Germany. Beginning in 2009 he served as senior vice president of the Fuel Injection Business Unit in the Gasoline Systems Division in Schwieberdigen, Germany. Earlier he was a senior vice president, technical plant manager in Anderson, S.C.
August 24, 2011 by John Day
IAV’s North American subsidiary, IAV Automotive Engineering in Northville, MI, has appointed Christopher Middlemass director of business development. He has over 30 years of experience in the international automotive industry in technologies including turbochargers, turbo application, ignition systems and air systems.
Andy Ridgway, president of IAV Automotive Engineering, invited Middlemass to take on this responsibility because of his technical expertise and his reputation in the industry. “The restructuring and growth of IAV offers us many opportunities to approach the market with our diverse service offerings. I look forward to working with Chris to increase awareness of this with our customers,” states Ridgway.
September 8, 2010 by John Day
Masayasu “Mike” Saito has been named president of Aisin World Corp. of America (AWA) and Aisin Holdings of America (AHA), which were brought together in January. Since 2007, Saito was managing officer of Aisin’s Anjo plant and its Life & Energy sales division. Previously, he had assignments in the United States as part of Aisin research and development teams in California and Minnesota. Saito replaces Kenji Tsujimura, who returns to Japan as senior managing director of Aisin Light Metals.