WABCO Holdings has appointed Sean Deason to the role of chief financial officer (CFO), effective immediately. Deason replaces Roberto Fioroni, who tendered his resignation after accepting a role outside WABCO with GKN Automotive, a Melrose plc owned business in the UK.
Deason joined WABCO in June 2015 and has served as vice president, investor relations and controller. Prior to joining WABCO, Deason spent four years with Evraz N.A., where he was vice president, financial planning and analysis. Prior to that, he spent 12 years with Lear Corp., where he served as director, finance, corporate business planning and analysis; director, finance, Asia Pacific operations; assistant treasurer, as well as holding other positions of increasing responsibility from August 1999.
“I am pleased to announce Sean as WABCO’s new chief financial officer following Roberto’s brief tenure here,” said Jacques Esculier, WABCO chairman and CEO. “In addition to his broad accounting and finance background, Sean’s extensive experience with WABCO’s investor community will be valuable given our recent merger announcement with ZF Friedrichshafen AG. I’d like to also thank Roberto for accompanying us to this important milestone for WABCO and wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Deason holds a Masters of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management and he is a Certified Management Accountant.