Dana Holding Corporation Names Aziz Aghili President of Europe
Dec 7, 2009
MAUMEE, Ohio, Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dana Holding Corporation (NYSE: DAN) announced today that Aziz Aghili has joined the company as President of Europe. In this role, Aghili will have responsibility for leading growth and activities across Dana's European operations and ensuring that the company's business in the region is aligned with the strategic direction of the organization. Dana maintains 19 operations in 10 European countries and reported sales of $2.4 billion in the region last year.
"Aziz is a respected leader who brings a wealth of operational and functional expertise to our European operations," said Dana President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Sweetnam. "He also brings deep global experience and relationships that will help maximize our growth potential in this important region."
Aghili comes to Dana from ArvinMeritor, a global supplier of integrated systems, modules, and components to original equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket for the transportation and industrial sectors. He most recently served as vice president and general manager of Body Systems, a $1.4 billion division with 24 global manufacturing facilities based in Europe. Over the past 20 years with the company, Aghili held strategic leadership positions around the world, including vice president and general manager of Asia Pacific and vice president of Global Procurement, Commercial Marketing, and Business Development - Asia Pacific. He also spent several years in the U.S., Malaysia, and Australia. Prior to joining ArvinMeritor, Aghili worked for Nissan Motor Company and General Electric Plastics.
Aghili earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Teesside Polytechnic University in the United Kingdom. He also holds graduate diplomas in business administration from the University of New South Wales and international management and business administration from the Insead Business School in France.
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. Based in Maumee, Ohio, the company employs approximately 23,000 people in 26 countries and reported 2008 sales of $8.1 billion. For more information, please visit: www.dana.com.
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