Calsonic Kansei and Magneti Marelli unite under new worldwide brand – MARELLI – as part of combined company’s strategy to compete on a global scale
Calsonic Kansei was founded in 1938. Cultivating the spirit of Monozukuri, we have continued to provide products that play critical roles in automobiles across the world.
Magneti Marelli is an international company founded in Italy in 1919, committed to the design and production of hi-tech systems and components for the automotive sector, based in Italy (Corbetta, Milan).
Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Technology & Engineering Officer
Dr. Detlef Juerss was appointed as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) and Chief Technology & Engineering Officer (CTEO) effective April 1st 2019.
To achieve the company goal of becoming a leading global Tier 1 automotive supplier, Dr. Juerss plays a pivotal role in driving the company’s global product and commercial strategy to ensure a best in class customer experience in addition to driving innovation and technology to support launch of cutting-edge products into the market.
Dr. Juerss was previously Vice President, Engineering, Innovation and CTO, Adient Ltd., a global leader in the automotive seating industry, where he played a key role in leading nearly 5,500 engineers and designers of seat systems, seating components, aircraft seat systems and overhead systems. Prior to that, he held various global management positions at Johnson Controls Automotive and Johnson Controls Automotive Seating, including Group Vice President Seating Components, GVP Global Engineering, GVP Customer Group European OEM.
Dr. Juerss assumes responsibility as CTEO from Hideto Murakami, Executive Vice President and present CTEO who became a Fellow, also effective from April 1st 2019. Mr. Murakami continues to support the company’s various key initiatives utilizing his accumulated comprehensive expertise and experience in automotive industry over many years.