Aptiv PLC, global technology company focused on making mobility safer, greener and more connected, announced Benjamin Lyon was appointed senior vice president and chief technology officer. Benjamin succeeds Glen De Vos, who is transitioning to the role of senior vice president, transformation and special programs.
As Aptiv’s chief technology officer, Benjamin will drive the company’s long-term technology roadmap and guide Aptiv’s global engineering organization to strengthen its tools and processes, enhance its skills, and recruit and develop world-class engineering talent, the company says.
Benjamin joins Aptiv, having served in a variety of senior engineering roles where he led the development and commercialization of numerous disruptive technologies, Aptiv says. At Apple, he spent over two decades developing and productizing sensors, displays, high performance compute, and safety / security critical technologies for scale. While at Apple, he cofounded their autonomous systems effort. Most recently, at Astra Space, Inc. (“Astra”), he and his team deployed 22 satellites to low Earth orbit and successfully launched the Astra Space Engine Hall-Effect thruster product line.
“Benjamin has been a driving force behind several breakthrough technologies, said Kevin Clark, chairman and chief executive officer. “His experience and expertise will help ensure that Aptiv continues to win in the marketplace, with emerging and disruptive technology that shapes market trends and sets new standards of innovation in mobility. Benjamin’s talent and commitment will advance our ability to execute Aptiv’s mission to enable a safer, greener, and more connected future of mobility.”
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