As global automotive supplier DENSO continues to strengthen and expand its footprint in North America, the company says it is committed to regional and global leadership development. As a result, DENSO has announced the following North American management changes:
Steve Milam will serve as CEO of DENSO’s North America Thermal Systems Center (TAC). Effective Jan. 1, 2016, he will be responsible for overseeing all thermal business operations for DENSO in North America. Previously, Milam was chief operating officer of DENSO’s TAC Business Group and president of DENSO Manufacturing Canada (DMCN) in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. The position was previously held by Shingo Kuwamura, who will assume a new position to be announced at a later date.
Rich vanOorschot will serve as president of DMCN, effective Jan. 1, 2016. In his new role, he will be responsible for all functions including manufacturing, engineering, human resources, business planning and production control. Previously, he served as plant director at DMCN.
Joseph Mejaly has been named senior vice president of sales for DENSO Products & Services America, effective Dec. 1. In the newly created position, Mejaly is responsible for the development and execution of the sales expansion strategy for all DENSO aftermarket products and services, as well as the company’s non-automotive robotics, air conditioning and heating and automated data capture divisions. DENSO says this new position strengthens the company’s overall operations as the aftermarket team continues to grow.