Dana Appoints Abdallah Shanti Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Nov 19, 2008
TOLEDO, Ohio, Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) today announced that Abdallah Shanti has joined the company as vice president and chief information officer (CIO). In this capacity, he will be responsible for the development, coordination, and advancement of Dana's global information systems and technologies.
"Abdallah's deep I.T. and systems engineering experience will be a great asset to Dana as we move toward more common systems and processes," said Dana Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Jim Yost. "We are pleased to welcome Abdallah to Dana's leadership team."
Much of Shanti's nearly 25 years of I.T. and engineering experience have been in the automotive industry. He joins Dana from American Axle & Manufacturing Inc., where he was vice president and Chief Information Officer. There, he also assumed the additional responsibilities of vice president of Global Procurement and Electronic Product Integration for six years. Prior to American Axle, Shanti served as general manager of Global Systems Engineering & Data Management at General Motors Corporation. Before GM, he held various positions of increasing responsibility at Lucas-Varity, Perot Systems, and GM/Electronic Data Systems, Corp.
Shanti earned a master's degree in Computer Science and Engineering from Oakland University, as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in Information Technology from Illinois State University.
About Dana Holding Corporation
Dana is a world leader in the supply of axles; driveshafts; and structural, sealing, and thermal-management products; as well as genuine service parts. The company's customer base includes virtually every major vehicle manufacturer in the global automotive, commercial vehicle, and off- highway markets, which collectively produce more than 70 million vehicles annually. Based in Toledo, Ohio, the company's operations employ approximately 32,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2007 sales of $8.7 billion. For more information, please visit: http://www.dana.com/ .Photo: NewsCom: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990903/DANA
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