DETROIT -- Johnson Controls Inc. has named Beda-Helmut Bolzenius to vice president and president of interior experience, effective immediately.
Bolzenius, 50, will be responsible for the supplier's global automotive business. He replaces Keith Wandell, who was appointed COO of the company. Bolzenius will report to Wandell.
Bolzenius joined Johnson Controls in 2004. Previously, he was responsible for automotive business in Europe, South America and South Africa.
Johannes Roters, 49, will replace Bolzenius as vice president and general manager of Europe, South Africa and South America for interior experience, formerly known as the automotive group. He was vice president and general manager for operations, program management and best practices in Europe. He has been with Johnson Controls since 1989.
In his new position, Roters will report to Bolzenius.
Johnson Controls, of Milwaukee, supplies seats, interior trim, batteries, electronics, cockpits and instrument panels. It ranks No. 5 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide original-equipment automotive parts sales of $19.40 billion in 2005.
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