LEADERSHIP

LEADERSHIP TEAM


Donald J. Stebbins - President and Chief Executive Officer
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DONALD J. STEBBINS

 

Don Stebbins was appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Superior Industries International, Inc. effective May 2014. He is an accomplished automotive industry executive with more than 25 years of relevant experience. Mr. Stebbins currently serves on the Board of Directors of Snap-On Tools Incorporated, a NYSE-listed company.

From December 2008 through August 2012, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Visteon Corporation, a Michigan-based, publicly traded manufacturer and global supplier of components for automotive original equipment manufacturers. From December 2006 through August 2012, he was also a member of Visteon’s Board of Directors. Prior to Visteon, he served as President, Chief Operating Officer of the Americas and Europe/Asia/Africa, and as Chief Financial Officer for Lear Corporation, a Detroit-based supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Stebbins held management positions with Bankers Trust Company, Citibank and First Chicago Corporation. He earned an MBA degree from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from Miami University.

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Joanne Finnorn- Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary 
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JOANNE FINNORN

 

Joanne Finnorn was appointed as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary effective in September 2017. Joanne began her career as an attorney with General Motors working in their Detroit headquarters facility before taking the role of General Counsel for their GMAC European Operations in Zurich, Switzerland. Joanne also spent 7 years as Vice President & General Counsel for OnStar LLC. Most recently, she served as Vice President, General Counsel & Compliance Officer at Amerisure Insurance. Joanne obtained her Bachelor degree from Alma college and her Juris Doctor from Stanford Law School.

Dr. Wolfgang Hiller- Senior Vice President, European Operations and Aftermarket
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DR. WOLFGANG HILLER

 

Dr. Wolfgang Hiller was appointed as Senior Vice President of European Operations and Aftermarket in July 2017. Prior to that, he was COO of UNIWHEELS AG. Dr. Hiller has more than 26 years of international experience in the automotive industry.

Before his engagement at UNIWHEELS, he worked as Managing Director Automotive for an investment company located in Dubai. Prior to this assignment, Dr. Hiller served as CEO of Buderus-Guss, a manufacturer of automotive brake discs. Apart from that, he spent six years with Bosch Japan & Thailand, where he held a position as Board Member and Senior Managing Director, being in charge of the Chassis Division / Global Sales JOEM and the ASEAN Region.

Dr. Hiller holds a Master degree in Physics and subsequently acquired a Doctorate in Physics and Nuclear Medicine at University of Bonn.

Parveen Kakar- Senior Vice President, Sales, Marketing and Product Development
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PARVEEN KAKAR

 

Parveen Kakar is Senior Vice President of Sales, Marketing and Product Development since 2014. He joined Superior in June 1989 as Director of Engineering Services and has held positions of increasing responsibilities within the Company.

Since July 2008, Mr. Kakar was Senior Vice President of Corporate Engineering and Product Development. Prior to that, he served as Director of Engineering Services, where he was instrumental in aligning product development and manufacturing processes for improved new product introduction for OEM programs. Mr. Kakar holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College in India.

Dr. Karsten Obenaus- Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Europe; Global ERM & Strategic Planning
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DR. KARSTEN OBENAUS

 

Dr. Karsten Obenaus has been Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer Europe July 2017. In 2003, Dr. Obenaus became Head of Controlling at the German alloy wheel producer ATS. After the takeover of ATS by UNIWHEELS in 2008, he completed his financial expertise by taking the roles of Head of Accounting, Head of Risk Management, Head of Controlling and CFO Polish Operations. In the course of the transformation into a stock company (AG) in November 2014, Dr. Karsten Obenaus was appointed CFO of UNIWHEELS AG.

He started his professional career in 1994 and obtained accounting and finance positions at Deutsche Industrie-Treuhand, Goedecke AG (Pfizer Group) and EMTEC (BASF Group).

Shawn J. Pallagi- Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
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SHAWN J. PALLAGI

 

Shawn J. Pallagi was appointed as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer effective December 2016. Before that, Mr. Pallagi served as Chief Human Resources Officer and Senior Vice President at Remy International, one of the largest producers of electrical replacement components for the automotive aftermarket.

Mr. Pallagi joined Remy as Vice President of Human Resources in 2011 and prior to that, he engaged in executive level management and human resources consulting. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pallagi held several management positions at General Motors Corporation, including Executive Director of Human Resources of Global Manufacturing and Labor Relations from 2005 through 2010. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Western Michigan University.

James F. Sistek- Senior Vice President, Business Operations
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JAMES F. SISTEK

 

James F. Sistek was appointed as Senior Vice President of Business Operations in September 2014. From 2013 through August 2014, he was Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Infologic, a provider of IT strategy, program management and business process improvement solutions.

Prior to that, Mr. Sistek held several management positions at Visteon Corporation, a $12 billion tier 1 global automotive supplier. He joined the company in October 2005 as Director of Global Business Practices. From April 2007 through 2009, he served as Visteon’s Chief Information Officer and Vice President, and afterwards as its Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Shared Services. Before joining Visteon, Mr. Sistek was Vice President of Global Business Practices, Director of Program Management Electronics Division and Director of Advanced Engineering/Value Engineering/Quality at Lear Corporation. He holds a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Michigan and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Ohio State University.

Robert Tykal- Senior Vice President, North American Operations
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ROBERT TYKAL

 

Robert M. Tykal was appointed as Senior Vice President of Operations effective June 2017. From 2013 through 2016, he served as Vice President of Global Operations for Gilbarco Veeder Root at Fortive Corporation, a leading global provider of integrated technology solutions in the retail petroleum industry.

Before that, Mr. Tykal was President of Jacobs Vehicle Systems of Danaher Corporation, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of DaimlerChrysler AG/MTU Drive Shafts. Prior to joining MTU, he worked at Detroit Diesel Corporation for 18 years, where he served as Vice President and General Manager. Mr. Tykal earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan State University.