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Board of Directors

The Board currently consists of eleven members, 10 of whom are independent directors under the applicable rules of the New York Stock Exchange, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended, and the rules and regulations promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Board has determined that Messrs. Alspaugh, Johansson, Kepler, Kortüm, Lorch, Ringler and Sakamoto, Ms. Evans and Dr. Liu and Dr. Ziebart qualify as independent directors under the above standards.

 

             

Jan Carlson
Born 1960. President and CEO. Chairman since May 2014 and Director since 2007. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former Vice President Engineering. Former President of Autoliv Europe, Autoliv Electronics, and of SAAB Combitech. Director of  orgWarner Inc. and Trelleborg AB (until April 2017).
M.Sc.
Shares: 90,347
Restricted Stock Units: 12,079
Options: 26,562
Performance Shares: 9,413



              

Robert W. Alspaugh
Born 1947. Director since 2006. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former CEO of KPMG International. Former Deputy Chairman and COO of KPMG’s U.S. practice. Director of Ball Inc., Triton International Ltd and Verifone Holdings.
BBA.
Shares: 3,800

 

              

Aicha Evans                  
Born 1969. Director since Feb. 2015. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Communications and Devices Group at Intel Corporation. Former General Manager of the Intel Mobile Wireless Platform Research
and Development Group. Formerly served in various positions at Rockwell Semiconductors, Conexant and Skyworks.
B.Sc.
Shares: 584

 

​Leif Johansson
Born 1951. Director since February 2016. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former President and CEO of The Volvo Group. Chairman of the Board of Telefonaktiebolaget L.M. Ericsson and Astra Zeneca PLC. Board member of Svenska Cellulosa AB SCA and Ecolean AB. Chairman of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science and delegate of the China Development Forum.
M.Sc.
Shares: 12,000

                 

David E. Kepler                     
Born 1952. Director since Feb. 2015. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former Executive Vice President, Chief Sustainability Officer and Chief Information Officer of The Dow Chemical Company. Director of the Teradata Corporation and the TD Bank Group. Trustee of the University of California, Berkeley Foundation.
B.Sc.
Shares: 584




 

Franz-Josef Kortüm
Born 1950. Director since 2014. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former  CEO of Webasto SE and Audi AG. Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Webasto. Chairman of the Advisory Board of Brose GmbH. Member of the Supervisory Board of Wacker Chemie. Former Member of the Supervisory Board of Schaeffler AG.
MBA-equivalent degree.
Share: 1,030

  

Xiaozhi Liu
Born 1956. Director since 2011. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. CEO of ASL Automobile Science & Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Former Chairman of the Board of NeoTek China. Former Director of Viryd Technologies. Former CEO and Vice Chairman of Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co Ltd. Former Chairman & CEO of General Motors Taiwan. Former CTO and Chief Engineer of GM China.
B.Sc.,
M.Sc., Ph.D.

Shares: 2,569



              

George A. Lorch
Born 1941. Director since 2003. Former Chairman, President and CEO of Armstrong World Industries. Former Lead Independent Director of Pfizer, Inc. Director of WPX Energy, Inc. and Masonite International Corporation.
B.Sc.
Shares: 3,066

              

James M. Ringler
Born 1945. Director since 2002. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former Vice Chairman of Illinois Tool Works Inc. Former Chairman, President and CEO of Premark International, Inc. Chairman of Teradata Corp. Director of Dow Chemical Company, TechnipFMC plc and JBT Corporation.
B.Sc. and MBA.
Shares: 3,727​




              

Kazuhiko Sakamoto               
Born 1945. Director since 2007. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former President of Marubeni Construction Material Lease Co. Ltd, an affiliate of Marubeni Corporation, for which he served as Counselor and senior corporate advisor. Outside auditor of
Zenitaka Corporation. Graduate of Keio University and participant of the Harvard University Research Institute for International Affairs.
Shares: 2,527

 

Wolfgang Ziebart
Born 1950. Director since 2015. Nominated for re-election at 2017 Annual Meeting. Former Director Group Engineering, Jaguar Land Rover. Former President & CEO of Infineon Technologies AG. Former member of the executive boards of BMW AG and of Continental AG. Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Nordex and member of the Supervisory Board of ASML, Inc. Dr. Sc.
Shares: 819

 

 

 

   

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