Dana committee to focus on innovation, sustainability, social responsibility


Dana Incorporated announced its board of directors has established a standing Technology and Sustainability Committee focused on technological and environmental stewardship.

Dana says the new committee will be responsible for assisting the board with oversight relating to innovation, new technologies, sustainability and social responsibility.

“Dana is committed to delivering innovations that offer considerable value for our customers while also taking careful consideration for the impact those products and services will have on the environment and in our communities,” says James Kamsickas, Dana chairman and CEO.

“Establishing this committee provides our board additional visibility into how we are leveraging the company’s resources to deliver on our technology roadmaps and social responsibility objectives,” Kamsickas says.

The committee will be chaired by Diarmuid O’Connell, former vice president of business development and member of the executive team at Tesla from 2006 to 2017. He also served as chief of staff to the assistant secretary of state for political military affairs in the U.S. Department of State. He will be joined on the committee by Bridget Karlin, global chief technology officer and vice president of IBM Global Technology Services, and Raymond E. Mabus Jr., founding principal and CEO of The Mabus Group and former U.S. Secretary of the Navy.

Dana says areas of focus for the committee will include:

  • The strategy, implementation and effectiveness of Dana’s research and development initiatives;
  • Emerging trends in science, technology and related regulations;
  • The company’s strategic approach to technical talent management; and
  • Sustainability and social responsibility activities.

“Innovation and sustainability are critically important to the future of business in the mobility industry,” says. ”The addition of this committee is another demonstration of Dana’s focus on delivering innovation in a socially responsible manner as we achieve our vision to be the global leader in efficient power conveyance and energy-management solutions for the mobility industry.”

To read Dana’s Annual Report on Sustainability and Social Responsibility, CLICK HERE.

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