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Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Technology & Engineering Officer

Marelli Corporation

United States

Detlef Juerss

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.

Detlef Juerss

Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Technology & Engineering Officer

Marelli Corporation

United States

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.

FISITA Academy of Technical Leadership 2020 Recipient