James A. Spencer is executive vice president of operations for Delphi and president of Delphi Latin America.
As part of his operations responsibilities, Mr. Spencer oversees the global enterprise operating function. In that role, he is responsible for fully integrating the Delphi Operating System across the entire organization an effort critical to achieving business goals. 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, based in Taegu, Korea.
He returned to the United States in 1991 and held a number of positions that included customer director at 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 & Electronics sector, with the responsibility for E/EA as well as the Electronics & Safety division (E&S). He was named executive vice president of operations in February 2013, and became head of the global enterprise operating function in October 2014.
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.