Delphi Names New Board
Release Date: November 04, 2009
Troy, Mich. Delphi Automotive LLP, a leading global supplier of electronics and technologies for autos, commercial and other vehicles, today announced the appointment of a new Board of Managers. The Board will be chaired by John A. (Jack) Krol, former chairman of DuPont and lead director for Tyco International Ltd. Krol will be joined by a seasoned team of global business leaders with experience in electronics, information technology, finance, specialty products, and automotive manufacturing and supply.
"We are pleased that these talented, highly respected leaders will guide Delphi on our journey as a new company," said Rodney O'Neal, Delphi president and chief executive officer. "Their experience, business acumen, and high ethical standards can help us build from Delphi's already strong technology and worldwide customer base."
"I am pleased to lead this distinguished board, which collectively has nearly 200 years of experience across the brightest and most successful global industries," said Krol. "Delphi has world-class products, a strong commitment to technology, and the financial resources that will be essential to its success. We look forward to taking the new Delphi forward and furthering our relationships with the world's leading automotive manufacturers."
Krol, 73, also is a board member at ACE, Ltd., and serves on the advisory board of the Bechtel Corporation. He is a former trustee of the University of Delaware and trustee emeritus of Tufts University. Krol also is a former board member of J.P. Morgan Chase, The Business Roundtable, The Business Council, MeadWestvaco Corp., Milliken & Co., and the Hagley Museum, as well as Chairman of the United Way of Delaware. He received a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Tufts University.
The other members of the board are:
- Gary L. Cowger, 62, most recently group vice president of global manufacturing and labor relations for General Motors. He will retire from GM on Dec. 1, 2009. Cowger began his career with GM in 1965 and held a range of senior leadership positions in business and operations in several countries. In 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and currently serves as Co-Chair of the Martin Luther King Memorial Foundation's executive Leadership Cabinet. He is chairman of the Board of Trustees of Kettering University, a board member of the UNCF and the governing board of Leaders for Manufacturing at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.). He earned a B.S. in industrial engineering from Kettering University and a master's degree as a Sloan Fellow from M.I.T.
- Rajiv L. Gupta, 63, former chairman and chief executive officer of Rohm and Haas Company, a worldwide producer of specialty materials. Gupta began his career at Rohm & Haas in 1971 and served in a broad range of global operations and financial leadership roles. He currently serves as a director at Hewlett Packard, Tyco International Ltd., and The Vanguard Group, Inc. Gupta received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, and an MBA in Finance from Drexel University.
- J. Randall MacDonald, 61, senior vice president, human resources at IBM. From 1983 to 2000, prior to joining IBM, MacDonald held a variety of senior positions at GTE, including executive vice president, human resources and administration. He also has held senior leadership assignments at Ingersoll-Rand Company, Inc., and Sterling Drug. He is a former board member of Covance, Inc., a global drug services company. He earned both bachelors and master's degrees from St. Francis University.
- Sean O. Mahoney, 47, a private investor with over two decades of experience in investment banking and finance. Mahoney spent 17 years in investment banking at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he was a partner and head of the Financial Sponsors Group, and four years at Deutsche Bank Securities, where he served as vice chairman, global banking. During his banking career Mahoney acted as an advisor to companies across a broad range of industries and product areas, particularly equity, debt and M&A. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his graduate degree from Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
- Michael McNamara, 52, chief executive officer of Flextronics International Ltd., a leading electronics manufacturing services provider. McNamara has served as Flextronics's CEO since 2006, and previously was the company's chief operating officer. Prior to joining Flextronics, he was president and CEO of Relevant Industries, which was acquired by Flextronics in 1994. He serves on the board of MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc. McNamara holds a B.S. degree from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from Santa Clara University.
- Lawrence A. Zimmerman, 66, vice chairman and chief financial officer of Xerox Corporation. He joined Xerox as CFO in 2002 after retiring from IBM. A 31-year employee of IBM, Zimmerman held senior executive positions including vice president of finance for IBM's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations, and corporate controller. Zimmerman received a B.S. degree in finance from New York University in 1965 and an MBA from Adelphi University in 1967. He is a member of the board of directors of The Stanley Works and Brunswick Corporation.
Additional appointments to the Board are expected.
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.