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Dana’s Bob Pyle Receives Shanghai Magnolia Award

The award is the highest honor given to a foreign national in the province.

SHANGHAI – Dana Holding Corp. announced today that Bob Pyle, president of Dana Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies and the Asia-Pacific region, was honored by the Shanghai Municipal Government with the Shanghai Magnolia Award. This recognition highlights Pyle’s extensive contributions to the city’s economic and social development and is the highest honor a foreign national can receive in Shanghai.
Li Mingjun, director-general of the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office, presented Pyle with the honor during an awards ceremony this week at the Shanghai Jingan Shangri-La hotel. The award was established in 1989. Its criteria were inspired by the city’s official flower, the magnolia, which represents an enterprising spirit and the pursuit of excellence.
Living in Shanghai for more than seven years, Pyle led the development of Dana’s Asia-Pacific headquarters in Shanghai as well as its technical center in Wuxi, China. His strong understanding of the China market and culture enabled him to serve as the automotive branch vice chairman for the Shanghai Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment from 2009 to 2011, helping propel Shanghai’s modernization efforts and drive international economic cooperation. Additionally, Pyle supported Shanghai’s efforts to build international relationships and participated in the 30th anniversary celebration of diplomatic relations between the U.S. and China.
"This award is a significant honor, and on behalf of all the people of Dana, I am truly grateful to the Shanghai Foreign Affairs Office and government for recognizing our efforts in supporting the city’s economic and social advancement," said Pyle. "Dana is committed to supporting Shanghai, and China as a whole, as an important growth market; our progress would not be possible without the hard work and collaboration of our team and partners in China, as well as the great support of local government."
Pyle has extensive leadership experience in the Asia-Pacific region, most recently as president of Light Vehicle Driveline Technologies and president of Asia-Pacific at Dana. Prior to working with Dana, he served as general manager for Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd., presiding over dramatic sales growth and cultivating local talent for workforces in Shanghai and across China. During his time with Yanfeng Visteon, Pyle contributed to environmental, social and volunteer initiatives in Shanghai.

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