James A. Spencer is executive vice president of operations for Delphi and president of Delphi Latin America.
Mr. Spencer oversees all five of Delphi's Divisions Electronics & Safety (E&S), Electrical/Electronic Architecture (E/EA), Thermal Systems, Powertrain Systems and Product and Service Solutions (DPSS). In addition, as president of Delphi Latin America, he is responsible for operations in Mexico, Argentina, Honduras and Brazil.
Mr. Spencer began his automotive career in 1976 as a college graduate-in-training with a General Motors (GM) division in Anderson, Indiana. He held numerous engineering and operations assignments at various GM facilities before being named executive vice president of the General Motors Korean joint venture, Daewoo-HMS Industries, in 1989, where he was based in Taegu, Korea.
He returned to the United States in 1991 and held a number of positions that included customer director of the Chevrolet-Pontiac-GM of Canada Group and plant manager in Athens, Alabama. In February 2000, he was named president of Delphi Asia Pacific, based in Tokyo, Japan. He was named president of the Electrical/Electronic Architecture (E/EA) division in November 2000. In 2012, he became president of the Electrical and Electronics sector, with the responsibility for E/EA as well as the Electronics and Safety division (E&S). He was named executive vice president for operations in February 2013 and took responsibility for all of Delphi's divisions.
Mr. Spencer has a bachelor's degree in business administration from Hanover College and a master's degree in business administration from Ball State University. He is a member of the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) board of directors.