Southfield, Michigan - Automotive seating manufacturer Lear Corp. is establishing a global operating structure for seating, and the group is doing the same for its other major business in Electrical and Electronic Systems.
The group has appointed Louis Salvatore as president of Global Seating Systems, while Raymond Scott will be president of Global Electrical and Electronic Systems.
Salvatore and Scott will continue to report to Lear chairman, chief executive officer and President, Bob Rossiter.
Discussing Lear's progress in streamlining, restructuring and increasing its focus on these two businesses, Rossiter said this has improved the group's long-term competitiveness.
"The next step to further strengthen and grow our company is to establish global organisations for these core businesses," he added, pointing out that this new structure will best support the global strategies of Lear's customers and allow Lear "to take full advantage of our global scale," worldwide engineering and product development resources.
"Ray and Lou each have the global operating experience, proven-track records of accomplishment and the outstanding leadership qualities," Rossiter added.
Salvatore was most recently senior vice president and president of Lear's Asian Operations and Asian Customer Group, a position he has held since
August 2005, having begun his career with Lear in 1996 in purchasing.