Visteon Electronics Appoints Pratap Simha as Global Software Engineering Director

Aug 29, 2013, 09:00 ET from Visteon Corporation

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Visteon Electronics, a leading supplier of vehicle cockpit electronics, has appointed Pratap Simha director of global software engineering, based at its software development center in Chennai, India. 

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Building on Visteon Electronics' strategy to enhance the in-vehicle user experience through software-driven features and functions, Simha is responsible for Visteon's software development operations in Sophia Antipolis, France; Van Buren Township, Mich., U.S.; Chelmsford, UK; Kerpen, Germany; and Chennai, India.

Simha has more than 25 years of global software development experience, including proven abilities in systems and software development in the consumer electronics and connectivity domains, agile software engineering and working with third-party and open source software.  Prior to joining Visteon, Simha served in various leadership positions at major consumer electronics companies, including Nokia, Motorola and Intel Corporation. 

"Pratap's expertise and leadership strengthens our position as we expand our software development capabilities," said Christian Feltgen, global product development director, Visteon Electronics. "We look forward to Pratap supporting our continued growth as we focus on cockpit electronics software technologies, standards and architectures."

About Visteon Electronics

Visteon Electronics is a leading automotive supplier of cockpit electronics that delivers innovative in-vehicle user experiences through solutions in user interfaces, connectivity and open architectures. Supported by a global network of 16 manufacturing facilities, four technical centers and 11 customer centers, Visteon Electronics employs approximately 5,000 people in its consolidated operations.

About Visteon

Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) is a leading global automotive supplier delivering value for vehicle manufacturers and shareholders through a family of businesses including Halla Visteon Climate Control; Visteon Electronics; Visteon Interiors; and Yanfeng Visteon Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd., a China-based joint venture.

Through this family of enterprises, Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide, and these businesses generated $13.8 billion in sales in 2012, including non-consolidated operations. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has facilities in 29 countries and employs through its various businesses, including non-consolidated operations, approximately 55,000 people. Learn more at

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