DETROIT, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pierre Lecocq, CEO of Inergy Automotive Systems announced today that John Dunn, 47, has been named president and CEO of Inergy Automotive Systems, the Americas effective April 21, 2014. Inergy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Plastic Omnium, is a global tier one supplier of plastic fuel systems headquartered in Troy, Mich. Mark Sullivan, former president and CEO, the Americas has been named chief operating officer of Inergy Automotive Systems, headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France, a newly-created position.
In his role as president and CEO, the Americas, Dunn is responsible for the profitability and growth of Inergy's Americas operations. In this position, he will report to Mark Sullivan.
"I am confident that John has the skills and experience to continue Inergy's momentum in the Americas," said Sullivan. "His extensive experience in the automotive industry adds to the depth of Inergy's leadership team, and will help us as we continue to expand our footprint in the region."
Sullivan will continue to report to Pierre Lecocq in his role as COO.
Prior to joining Inergy, Dunn served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility with Brose North America, leading up to his final role as president. In these roles, Dunn was responsible for the financial results and performance of the company's eight North American plants.
"I am thrilled to have the opportunity to join Inergy's strong management team," said Dunn. "I hope to pick up where Mark has left off, and to work with him to further expand and improve the company throughout the Americas."
Dunn earned a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Wisconsin.
Sullivan previously served as president and CEO of Inergy Automotive Systems, The Americas, as well as president and CEO of Inergy Automotive Systems, North America. In his role as president and CEO, the Americas, he was responsible for the company's rapid growth in sales over the past five years.
Sullivan is a graduate of Indiana State University and holds a Master of Business Administration with high distinction from the University of Michigan Ross School of Business, where he was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma.
About Inergy Automotive Systems
Inergy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Plastic Omnium, is the leading tier one supplier of plastic fuel systems to OEMs around the world. Headquartered in Levallois-Perret, France, it employs more than 6,000 people throughout 31 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries. One in every five light vehicles is equipped with an Inergy fuel tank. Inergy has established five technical centers worldwide. This global presence allows Inergy to meet all customer specifications and industrial and engineering challenges, while taking into account economic constraints, as well as existing and future emissions regulations.
About Plastic Omnium
Plastic Omnium is a leading global supplier of automotive components and body modules, automotive fuel tanks and systems, and waste container solutions for local communities and companies. The company employs more than 22,000 people throughout 107 plants and 14 R&D centers in 29 countries. Plastic Omnium is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange, Compartment A, is eligible for the Deferred Settlement Service (SRD) and is included in the SBF 120 and CAC Mid 60 indices (ISIN code: FR0000124570).
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