Federal-Mogul Names Jose Maria Alapont New Chairman

first_imgSOUTHFIELD, MI — AdvertisementClick Here to Read MoreAdvertisement Federal-Mogul Corp. has named President and CEO Jose Maria Alapont to the additional post of chairman of the board of directors for Federal-Mogul, effective immediately. He replaces Robert Miller, who has resigned to become chairman and CEO of Delphi Corp. Alapont was named president and CEO of Federal-Mogul on March 1. With more than 30 years of global leadership experience in the automotive manufacturer and supplier industries, Alapont is known throughout the industry as being customer and results oriented, relentless in his drive for excellence and breakthrough performance to generate global profitable growth. “I am very pleased to be chairman of the board of directors of Federal-Mogul,” said Alapont. “We are committed to driving the future of Federal-Mogul, creating value and fully satisfying customers, stakeholders and employees’ expectations through our global profitable growth strategy.” Prior to joining Federal-Mogul, Alapont was CEO and a member of the board of directors at IVECO – the commercial vehicle company of the Fiat Group. Between 1997 and 2003, Alapont held several leadership roles at Delphi Automotive Systems, one of the world’s largest and most diversified suppliers of automotive systems and components. He began his career at Delphi as executive director, energy and chassis systems. Soon after, he was promoted to president, Europe, Asia and Middle East, at which time he became a member of the Delphi Strategy Board, the company’s top policy-making group. In 2003, Alapont was president of international operations and vice president of sales and marketing. Advertisement From 1990 to 1997, Alapont served in a variety of key positions at Valeo Group – a leading global automotive supplier. He started at Valeo as operations director of engine cooling systems, Spain, and thereafter became operations director for worldwide heavy-duty engine cooling systems. He was subsequently promoted to group vice president of worldwide clutch operations, and group vice president of worldwide lighting systems. A native of Spain, Alapont began his career at Ford Motor Company in 1974 and over the course of 15 years held a number of management positions, from quality and manufacturing at Ford of Spain to powertrain and purchasing at Ford of Europe. Alapont earned degrees in industrial engineering from the Technical School of Valencia and in philology from the University of Valencia, in Spain. For more information about Federal-Mogul, go to: www.federal-mogul.com. _______________________________________ Click here to view the rest of today’s headlines.last_img

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