Nexteer Automotive names Laurent Bresson as new COO

Article by Anita Panait, on May 22, 2012

Saginaw, Mich.-based Nexteer Automotive has appointed Laurent Bresson as its new chief operating officer, effective immediately, according to the company’s May 10 statement. Prior to his appointment as Nexteer’s COO, Bresson was the company’s top executive in Europe.

He also served as senior vice president and chief operating officer of Nexteer's international division. Part of Bresson’s new duties will be to manage the day-to-day operations of the company’s divisional and product groups. Despite being appointed as Nexteer’s new chief executive, Bresson will still be responsible for the company's global sales and will still retain some of his European responsibilities.

Nexteer said that at this time, the company has yet to find a direct replacement for Bresson’s European role. As head of Nexteer’s global sales unit, Bresson was able to bring in a record $6 billion worth of new bookings in 2010. He played an important in the EUR50-million expansion of the company’s plants in Tychy and Gliwice, Poland. 

In a statement, Nexteer chief executive Robert Remenar spoke highly of Bresson, saying that the latter was successful in managing the company’s major customer relationships around the world and has shown his operational capabilities in the European, Asia-Pacific and South American regions. 

Nexteer Automotive develops manufactures electric and hydraulic steering systems, steering columns and driveline products for original equipment manufacturers.  The company operates 20 manufacturing plants, five engineering centers and 15 customer service centers around the world and caters to GM, Fiat, Ford, Toyota, Chrysler and PSA Peugeot Citroen. The company posted $2.2 billion in global sales in 2011.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

In the minivan segment, the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica is already impressive in terms of fuel economy figures – as rated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency. In fact, the...
by - December 2, 2016
Having a blacked-out Bentley Mulsanne Speed is already menacing by itself but by naming it as the Bamford X, it became all the more imposing. This model was made by...
by - December 2, 2016
We have good news for those who are waiting for the latest version of the Mazda CX-5 compact crossover. It was just unveiled in November at the 2016 Los Angeles...
by - December 2, 2016
Those familiar with racing know that Marco Wittmann’s win during the 2016 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters held last May was noteworthy as it was his second title in four seasons. In...
by - December 2, 2016
Volvo has revealed that while its products are used by a number of police organizations around the world, it will be the Swedish police that will get the first chance...
by - December 2, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries