Dana Names New President/CEO

July 14, 2015

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Dana Names James Kamsickas new president and chief executive officer. Photo courtesy of Dana
Dana Names James Kamsickas new president and chief executive officer. Photo courtesy of Dana

Dana Holdings Corp. named James K. Kamsickas president and chief executive officer, succeeding Roger J. Wood, who announced his retirement in January.

Kamsickas was in the same position at global automotive supplier International Automotive Components Group since 2012. In addition to his role as the head of the company, he will also serve as a director of Dana.

"Jim Kamsickas has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills with a sharp focus on operational excellence, as well as organic and inorganic expansion,” said Joseph C. Muscari, Dana's non-executive chairman. “In his eight years as a CEO, Jim's record includes the successful integration of a number of strategic acquisitions."

Kamsickas has more than 25 years of global automotive and business experience. In his time at IAC, the company expanded globally, building new facilities and technical centers in places like China, India, Japan and South Africa. Prior to serving as the head of IAC, Kamsickas was the CEO and president of North America and Asia at IAC for five years.

Kamsickas has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and a master’s of business administration from Michigan State University.

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