Clarios, a global provider of advanced, low-voltage transportation batteries, has appointed Federico Morales-Zimmermann as group vice president and general manager, Original Equipment, leading global OEM customers, products, engineering and technology teams.
Morales-Zimmermann joins Clarios from BorgWarner, where he served as both vice president, product engineering and vice president, global sales and business development for the fuel systems business unit. In this dual role, he had responsibility for leading more than 1,600 engineers across global tech centers, while also managing $2.3 billion in sales revenue. In 2020, Morales-Zimmermann was a key player in the acquisition and integration of Delphi Technologies. Prior to BorgWarner, he worked in numerous senior positions at Vertiv, Continental and Siemens.
“Federico is an accomplished leader with extensive global experience leading teams in engineering, operations and commercial business,” said Mark Wallace, Clarios CEO. “His expertise in product and technology development, including software and system integration, and his commitment to understanding global customer needs will be instrumental in supporting Clarios’ long-term profitable growth.”
In his new role at Clarios, Morales-Zimmermann will oversee Clarios’ continued focus on developing new products and technologies to support the increased low-voltage demands of electric and autonomous vehicles. His organization includes more than 400 engineers and technology experts around the world who develop products in partnership with aftermarket and OE customers. This includes the company’s smart AGM and lithium-ion offerings and respective battery management architectures and systems.
Morales-Zimmermann is a multi-dimensional leader with depth leading teams in engineering, operations and commercial activities across varying cultures, companies and product sets. He is a tri-lingual (Spanish, German and English) executive and trained electrical engineer with a Master’s from the University of Braunschweig-Wolfenbüttel, Germany.