Delphi Technologies PLC has appointed Richard Dauch CEO. Dauch also will join the company’s board of directors. He succeeds Hari Nair who has been serving as interim CEO since October 5, 2018.
“We are pleased to announce Rick Dauch’s appointment as CEO. He is a strong executive with more than 25 years of industry experience, including 10 years serving in CEO roles with private and publicly traded companies,” says Timothy Manganello, non-executive chairman of the company’s board of directors.
“Rick’s deep industry expertise, leadership qualities and track record of driving operational excellence and profitable growth make him an outstanding choice to lead Delphi Technologies during a time of dynamic industry change. The board would also like to thank our fellow board member Hari Nair for his leadership as interim CEO while we conducted the search for a permanent CEO,” Manganello says.
Dauch is a proven executive in the automotive and commercial vehicle industries with extensive operational, commercial and P&L experience, the company says. Since February 2011, he has been serving as the president and CEO of Accuride Corp.
Previously, he was president and CEO of Acument Global Technologies. He joined Acument following a 13-year career with American Axle and Manufacturing, where he last served as executive vice president of worldwide manufacturing for the global automotive supplier of driveline, drivetrain and chassis systems. Dauch began his career with United Technologies.
“This is an exciting time to be a part of and lead the Delphi Technologies team as we continue to supply our global customer base with an industry-leading portfolio of internal combustion engine, hybrid and electric propulsion solutions. I look forward to our global team creating even greater long-term value for our customers and shareholders as we complete our full transition to a stand-alone company and continue to advance our technology leadership position,” says Dauch.