Delphi Automotive PLC today announced David Paja has been named senior vice president and president of Delphi Electronics and Safety (E&S). Paja succeeds Jugal Vijayvargiya, who left the company to pursue other career opportunities.
“David brings an outstanding track record of technology innovation and operational success to Delphi, having led some of Honeywell International’s most successful and complex businesses,” said Kevin Clark, Delphi president and CEO. “With his strong background in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, portfolio management and operational excellence, we look forward to his leadership in expanding and strengthening our fastest-growing business.”
Paja is a seasoned executive with significant industrial connectivity and automotive experience. He was most recently president of Honeywell Security & Fire, a nearly $5 billion global leader in electronic detection and prevention technologies for residential, commercial and industrial applications. Paja was instrumental in enhancing the company’s IoT capabilities with advanced software and connectivity technologies, serving millions of connected homes and buildings worldwide. Paja focused on technology, innovation and operational excellence, for the businesses’ 11,000 employees and 13 global factories, resulting in improved customer intimacy, significant organic and inorganic growth and greater profitability for the business.
Prior to 2015, Paja served Honeywell’s Transportation Systems segment as vice president and general manager for China and India, where he was responsible for generating growth in the fastest-growing geographies around the world. He began his Honeywell career in 2003 and held several leadership positions of increasing responsibility, including global marketing for the turbocharger segment, where he led strategic planning, product strategy and business development worldwide. Before joining Honeywell, Paja held several positions at Valeo Automotive in product management, engineering, project management and manufacturing.
Paja holds a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from ETS Valladolid in Spain.