Adient names automotive veteran as new President and CEO

United States
Published:  17 September, 2018
Douglas G. DelGrosso

The U.S. headquartered automotive seating manufacturer has announced a new President and CEO, effective from October 1, 2018.

Adient has appointed Douglas G. DelGrosso as President and CEO of the Company, who will also join Adient's Board of Directors. At the same time, Fritz Henderson will become non-Executive Chairman of its Board of Directors.

DelGrosso currently serves as President and CEO at automotive supplier Chassix. From 2012 to 2015, he served as President and CEO at Henniges Automotive. Prior to that, DelGrosso spent five years at TRW Automotive, where he last served as Vice President and General Manager for the Company's global braking and suspension operations. Prior to joining TRW Automotive, DelGrosso spent more than 20 years at Lear Corporation in a variety of operational roles, the last being President and CEO.

John Barth, interim Chairman of the Board said DelGrosso “brings the right vision, leadership experience and operational expertise needed to drive Adient's transformation forward.” Specialised in automotive seating, Adient employs 85,000 people who operate 238 manufacturing and assembly plants in 34 countries worldwide.