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Center for Automotive Research Announces New CEO

Alan Amici will succeed CEO Carla Bailo after nearly five years of leading the Ann Arbor-based non-profit.

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At the 57th Annual Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) in Traverse City, Michigan, the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) announced a new President and CEO, Alan Amici, following the announcement of the retirement of current CEO Carla Bailo after nearly five years of leading the Ann Arbor-based non-profit. Amici will assume his new role starting Sept. 1.

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“It has been a true pleasure working with such a talented and respected team at CAR. I’m sure the CAR organization will continue to thrive under the new leadership. Alan is a great addition to lead the team as the industry transitions to EVs, CAVs, and beyond.” said Bailo.

“It is an extraordinary time to be in the mobility industry. Technical innovation is driving enormous changes to the products and processes that drive our business,” said Amici. “CAR’s commitment to independent research is and will remain essential to its core values. It is an honor and a privilege to lead the CAR organization.”

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Amici is joining CAR after a 30-plus year career with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and TE Connectivity, holding various positions in engineering, manufacturing and service. His roles at TE Connectivity included vice president and chief technology officer, Transportation Solutions, and vice president of engineering, Automotive Americas. Highlights of his tenure at FCA include head of Global Uconnect – Infotainment and Connected Car Platform, head of Electrical/Electronics Engineering (Torino, Italy & Auburn Hills, Mich.), and senior manager, Global Service & Parts (Stuttgart, Germany).

Amici is the owner of two patents and recipient of the Walter P. Chrysler Technology Award. He holds an MBA, a Master of Science degree, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. He currently serves on the board of advisors at Penn State Harrisburg and is a Chrysler Institute of Engineering graduate.

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