TOLEDO, Ohio — Abdallah Shanti has joined Dana as vice president and chief information officer (CIO). In this capacity, he will be responsible for the development, coordination and advancement of Dana’s global information systems and technologies.
Much of Shanti’s nearly 25 years of IT and engineering experience have been in the automotive industry. He joins Dana from American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., where he was vice president and chief information officer. There, he also assumed the additional responsibilities of vice president of global procurement and electronic product integration for six years. Prior to American Axle, Shanti served as general manager of Global Systems Engineering & Data Management at General Motors (GM) Corp. Before GM, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Lucas-Varity, Perot Systems and GM/Electronic Data Systems Corp.
Shanti earned a master’s degree in computer science and engineering from Oakland University, as well as bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Information Technology from Illinois State University.