Delphi Names Additional Members to Company's Board of Managers
Release Date: February 15, 2010
Troy, Mich. -- Delphi Automotive LLP, a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for autos, commercial and other vehicles, today announced additional appointments to the company’s Board of Managers.
“These new board members bring outstanding additional industry experience to the already-considerable talent on the board,” said Delphi Chairman John A. (Jack) Krol. “We look forward to their perspective and insight on the opportunities facing Delphi, and to making the company even stronger than it already is.”
The new members are:
Nicholas M. Donofrio, 64, retired executive vice president, Innovation & Technology at International Business Machines Corporation. Donofrio began his career at IBM in 1964, and worked at the company for more than 40 years in various positions of increasing responsibility, including division director; divisional vice president for advanced workstations; general manager, Large Scale Computing Division; and senior vice president, Technology & Manufacturing. Donofrio also serves on the boards of the Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, Advanced Micro Devices, and Liberty Mutual Holding Company, Inc. He earned a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and holds a master's degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University.
Mark P. Frissora, 54, chairman and CEO of Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. Prior to joining Hertz in 2006, Frissora served as chairman and CEO of Tenneco, Inc. from 2000. Frissora previously served for five years as a vice president at Aeroquip-Vickers Corporation. From 1987 to 1991, he held various management positions at Philips N.V., including Director of Marketing and Director of Sales. Prior to Philips, he worked for ten years at General Electric Co. in brand management, marketing and sales. He also is a member of the board of directors of Walgreens. Frissora holds a B.A. degree from The Ohio State University, with studies focused on business and communications. He has completed advanced studies at both the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School and the Thunderbird International School of Management.
Thomas W. Sidlik, 60, retired from the DaimlerChrysler AG Board of Management in Germany in 2007. He served as the chairman of Eastern Michigan University from 2007 to 2009. Previously, he served as chairman and CEO of Chrysler Financial Corporation, chairman of the Michigan Minority Business Development Council, and vice-chairman of the National Minority Supplier Development Council in New York. He currently serves on the boards of Eastern Michigan University and the Detroit Institute of Arts. He received a B.S. in finance and banking with honors from New York University and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
As noted in the company’s release of Dec. 2009, the Board is chaired by Jack Krol, former chairman of DuPont and lead director for Tyco International Ltd. Previously named members of the board include Gary L. Cowger, Rajiv L. Gupta, J. Randall MacDonald, Sean O. Mahoney, Michael McNamara and Lawrence A. Zimmerman.
Delphi Automotive LLP was created in October 2009 when a group of private investors acquired assets of the former Delphi Corporation. Delphi is a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for autos, commercial and other vehicles and has more than 100,000 employees at 270 locations and 24 engineering centers in 32 countries. More information regarding the company and its board may be found at www.delphi.com.