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Lear Announces Organizational Changes

The board of directors of Lear Corp. have announced a number of organizational changes.

SOUTHFIELD, MI — The board of directors of Lear Corp. have announced a number of organizational changes.

Effective Aug. 1, Douglas DelGrosso will become president and COO of the Americas and Don Stebbins will become president and COO of Europe, Asia and Africa, exchanging assignments with one another in the two senior-most operational positions at Lear Corp. Both DelGrosso and Stebbins will continue to report to Lear Chairman and CEO Bob Rossiter.

“The changes we are announcing today are intended to provide key leaders with an opportunity to apply their experience and lessons learned in prior positions to other company divisions and geographic regions,” said Rossiter. “These developmental assignments are invaluable as we continue to build an enduring, customer-focused culture based on delivering the highest-quality products and services in the automotive industry.”

Effective July, Lou Salvatore, currently president of Lear’s Ford and Electrical Systems Divisions, will assume the additional responsibility for the Interior Systems Division. Frank Sovis, currently president of Lear’s Interior Systems Division, will replace Ray Scott as president of Lear’s GM Division.

Ray Scott has been named president – European Customer Focused Division, reporting initially to DelGrosso until he is succeeded by Stebbins on Aug. 1. In his new role, Scott will be responsible for Lear’s European customer-focused divisions.

Effective June 1, Jeff Vanneste is named vice president, European finance, exchanging assignments with Matt Simoncini who will return to the U.S. to assume Vanneste’s position as vice president, operational finance.

Effective immediately, Art Kennedy is named vice president, global quality.

For more information about Lear, go to: www.lear.com.


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