Leading automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has promoted Kelli Carney to President of Europe.
In this role, Carney is responsible for overseeing all primary central business functions for the European region, including Commercial, Engineering, Operations, Quality and Procurement. She will also be responsible for global Procurement, a role that carries over from her previous position as Senior Vice President of Procurement and Information Technology. She will report to IAC’s new Chief Operating Officer Brian Pour, and will relocate to the company’s European regional headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany.
“This new leadership structure will bring more accountability to the region and will help drive IAC’s business to achieve our global performance objectives,” said IAC President, CEO and Director Robert S. Miller. “Kelli will be the key driver of IAC’s continuous improvement in Europe; she is a strong leader and we are excited for the best practices she will bring to our global operations.”
Carney brings 30 years of automotive industry experience and a strong background in operations management to the role. Prior to joining IAC in 2007, she served in several leadership roles at Lear Corp., including Vice President of Daimler Chrysler Platforms, Director of Pre-Production Planning for the Interior Systems Division, and Platform Director for General Motors Midsize Vehicles and Purchasing Commodity Manager.
Carney earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., and a master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in Detroit. She is also Six Sigma Green Belt certified.