Auto OEM and Tier-1 Dynamics

Former President and CEO of Interior Systems at Faurecia

Why is this interview interesting?

  • Contract structures between Tier 1 suppliers and OEMs
  • Manufacturing setup of a Tier 1 operation
  • Bargaining power between Tier 1s and OEMs
  • Key drivers of profitability for Tier 1 suppliers
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Manfred Kwade

Former President and CEO of Interior Systems at Faurecia

Manfred is a mechanical engineer by training and has over 35 years experience running global tier 1 automotive businesses. Between 2012-16, he was President and CEO of Interior Systems at Faurecia where he was responsible for USD 1.4b in revenue across 11 plants and was responsible for restructuring the US business in 2015. Manfred has had leading roles at Plastic Omnium and various other German component suppliers across the auto supply chain.Read more

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Auto OEM and Tier-1 Dynamics(October 15, 2019)

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