SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 24, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Lear Corporation [NYSE: LEA], a leading global supplier of automotive seating and electrical systems, today announced that Dr. André Weimerskirch has been appointed Vice President, Cyber Security for E-Systems, effective immediately.
"We are extremely pleased to add someone with Dr. Weimerskirch's stature and industry expertise in automotive cyber security to our E-Systems team. As an industry leader in electrical power and data management, we want to ensure the highest level of integrity and security of the electrical signals and wireless data we manage. André is a renowned industry expert in cyber security, and will provide Lear with a competitive advantage in vehicle electrical systems as we deploy our vehicle connectivity strategy," said Matt Simoncini, Lear's president and chief executive officer.
André brings a vast array of technical and specialized knowledge in creating security architectures ensuring data integrity, privacy, and authenticity for connected car communications, including vehicle-to-vehicle applications. Most recently, André was leading vehicle cyber security research at the University of Michigan. He has published numerous articles on various aspects of cyber security and is widely recognized as an industry expert in the field of vehicle cyber security.
André continues to serve as the chair of several industry organizations, including the prestigious escar cyber security conference. Previously he was the CEO of ESCRYPT, INC, ESCRYPT GmbH and has further experience at Ruhr-University Bochum.
André will be responsible for driving Lear's global cyber security technology strategy and implementation. His focus will include developing a holistic approach to automotive cyber security while aligning Lear's security technologies with customer and industry requirements by integrating strategy, planning, development and implementation processes.
André received a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Darmstadt University, a Master of Science in Computer Science from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, a Master of Business Administration from Henley Business School and a doctorate degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from Ruhr-University Bochum.
Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems. Lear serves every major automaker in the world, and Lear content can be found on more than 350 vehicle nameplates. Lear's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of approximately 140,000 employees located in 36 countries. Lear currently ranks #154 on the Fortune 500. Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan. Further information about Lear is available at http://www.lear.com or follow us on Twitter @LearCorporation.
SOURCE Lear Corporation