"Terry's extensive leadership and operations experience in the vehicle interiors segment will help IAC in its goal to continue improving productivity, plant efficiency, quality and increased focus on core customers and competencies in the Cockpit and Overhead Systems business," said IAC President and Chief Executive Officer Robert S. ("Steve") Miller. "His experience next to Maurice's expertise ensures both product groups will be steered in the right direction and held to the stringent performance standards our customers have come to expect."
Previously, Gohl served as Key Plastics LLC's President and Chief Executive Officer, a position he held since 2009. Among his many accomplishments, Gohl restructured the organization following its 2008 bankruptcy. He transformed Key Plastics from a regional to a global supplier and significantly improved all aspects of the company's financial performance, including sales and overall profitability.
Gohl's career in automotive spans more than 30 years and includes various global and regional manufacturing and operations leadership roles at tier-one suppliers, such as Visteon Corp. and Tower Automotive. He also served as Vice President of the Interiors Systems Division for Lear Corp. from 1995 to 2003.
Gohl earned his bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.
Sessel received his bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming in Laramie, Wyoming.
IAC is a leading global supplier of automotive interior components and systems. The company's 2015 sales were $5.9 billion. The company operates 77 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries. IAC employs approximately 31,000 people around the world and is headquartered in Luxembourg. For more information, visit www.iacgroup.com.
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