Gary Convis,the former Toyota executive who led Dana Holdings Corp. as CEO for eight months, will retire as the supplier's vice chairman effective Dec. 31.
The 67-year-old also will resign from the company's board.
Convis, who joined Dana as CEO in April 2008 and has subsequently served as vice chairman since January 2009, will be retained as a special adviser to CEO Jim Sweetnam.
Dana also said its board has extended John Devine's contract as executive chairman through 2010. Devine, 65, is a former CFO of General Motors and Ford Motor Co.
Convis retired in 2007 as chairman of Toyota Motor Manufacturing in Kentucky after 20 years with that company. Before that, he worked at Ford and GM.
Dana Holdings, of Maumee, Ohio, makes drivetrain, structural and thermal-management components. It ranks No. 20 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers, with worldwide parts sales to automakers of $8.1 billion in its fiscal 2008.