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Adient's next CEO gets head start on turnaround

When Doug DelGrosso becomes Adient's CEO on Oct. 1, he won't have to start his turnaround of the struggling seat maker from scratch.

Jason Roycht

  • Age: 46

  • Title: Regional business unit leader for commercial vehicles, Robert Bosch.

  • Big break: Starting in 2009, he helped negotiate contracts to supply Ford with ECUs for EcoBoost engines.

Steve Downing

  • Age: 40

  • Title: CEO, Gentex Corp.

  • Big break: In 2013, he negotiated the $700 million acquisition of Johnson Controls' electronics division.

Aruna Anand

  • Age: 44

  • Title: Chief of North American engineering services, Continental AG

  • Big break: In 2008, was put in charge of wireless product engineering for North America. She directed a team of 180 people.

Will tariffs lift American steel to higher grade?

Trump's tariff on steel imports could have a cost impact on automakers -- but in a better-case scenario, it could spur investment in hot specialty steels.


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