James Orchard could help Faurecia's US expansion.
Orchard's experience at Visteon could help Faurecia fill the gap in its ambitious North American plans to become a complete interiors supplier.
The missing piece has been cockpits. Visteon is a cockpit supplier.
Faurecia has expanded its North American operations since 1999 when it won a contract to supply seats to General Motors.
Orchard was president of Visteon's North American operations. Visteon fired him last month.