Adienta global supplier of automotive seats, announced that Jerome Dorlak, Adient’s current executive vice president of the Americas and an automotive industry veteran, will be named executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO) effective December 1.

Dorlak’s appointment follows Jeff Staffail’s decision to step down as Adient’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 30. With Dorlak’s appointment, Jim Conklin will become executive vice president of the Americas, also effective Dec. 1.

“Jerome has been a key member of our leadership team and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber step up to serve as CFO,” said Doug Del Grosso, president and CEO of Adient. “Additionally, Jim’s long tenure and deep knowledge of our business make him ideally suited to lead our Americas region. As a result of our market leadership, depth of leadership and talented employees, I believe Adient is strongly positioned to continue to deliver value to all of our stakeholders.”

“On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank Jeff for his commitment and great contributions to Adient,” Del Grosso continued. “Since joining the company in 2016, Jeff has been an important member of our management team and has been a key contributor to Adient’s success. We wish him success in his future activities.”

“It has been an honor to work with such a dedicated and talented team,” Staffail said. “I look forward to a smooth transition and am confident that Adient is well positioned for the future.”

Since October 2000, Conklin has served Adient in various roles of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as Adient’s Vice President of North American Operations.

Jerome Dorlak has served as Adient’s executive vice president of the Americas since 2019. Dorlak previously served as Vice President and Chief Procurement Officer of Adient from 2018 to 2019. Prior to joining Adient, he served as senior vice president and president of power distribution systems and president of South America for Aptiv plc from 2017 to 2018 and vice president of powertrain systems and general manager of powertrain products for Delphi Automotive plc from 2016 to 2017. Prior to that, Dorlak served as Executive Vice President of Global Procurement at ZF Friedrichshafen from 2015 to 2016 and as Vice President of Global Procurement, Supplier Development and Logistics at ZF Friedrichshafen from 2013 to 2015.

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