Delphi Technologies PLC has appointed Hari Nair as interim CEO, effective immediately. Nair succeeds Liam Butterworth, who is stepping down from his role as president and CEO to pursue other interests. Butterworth became CEO of the company in December 2017, after its official spinoff from the former Delphi Automotive business.
The Board of Directors has commenced a comprehensive search process to identify a permanent CEO.
Nair, who has more than 30 years of automotive executive experience, also has been a director of Delphi Technologies since it became a public company in December 2017. He started his career at General Motors, before joining Tenneco Inc., where he held several senior leadership positions in global operations and the aftermarket sector. He served as Tenneco’s chief operating officer from 2010 to 2015 and was a member of the Tenneco board of directors from 2009 to 2015.
“We are pleased that a leader of Hari’s caliber and experience has agreed to lead the company on an interim basis,” said Timothy Manganello, non-executive chairman of the board of directors. “With more than three decades of experience, Hari has a deep understanding of our industry and the opportunities ahead of us. Our experienced board will continue to lend its expertise to Hari and the organization while we identify our next CEO and will ensure a smooth transition. On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Liam for his service and contributions to the company.”
Nair said, “I am looking forward to continue working with the board and the management team to further strengthen Delphi Technologies’ leadership in key areas of our portfolio. My focus will be to continue to position the company for long-term profitable growth.”
Revised Outlook for Full-Year 2018
Delphi Technologies also has updated its full year outlook for 2018. Primarily due to more challenging industry dynamics as well as other factors, the company now expects full year 2018 revenue to be consistent with the prior year level, adjusted for foreign currency exchange rates. This compares to the company’s previous full year 2018 revenue growth guidance of 2 to 4 percent.
In addition, the company now expects full year 2018 adjusted operating margin to be in the range of 11.3 to 11.5 percent. This compares to the company’s previous full year 2018 adjusted operating margin range of 12.1 to 12.3 percent. Further details of Delphi Technologies revised full year 2018 outlook will be provided during the company’s third quarter 2018 earnings call on Nov. 7.