Former PSA executive is new CLEPA president

David-Beauregard was head of group development at Faurecia for a decade.
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RENNES, France -- Former PSA/Peugeot-Citroen executive Arnaud de David-Beauregard is the new president of European supplier group CLEPA. He succeeded Peter Tyroller, who is a member of the Robert Bosch board of management.

David-Beauregard, 63, will keep his post as vice president of the French supplier body FIEV alongside the CLEPA role, which he started on Jan. 1.

CLEPA CEO Jean Marc Gales said David-Beauregard will use his background in automotive operations and national associations to "further build on Tyroller's solid track record," as Tyroller steps down after a four-year tenure as president.

Since spring 2012, CLEPA has added 20 new organizations to its membership, which includes more than 100 suppliers of vehicle parts, systems and modules.

David-Beauregard worked for PSA in various roles before he joined supplier Faurecia, which is 57 percent owned by PSA, in 1998. He was Faurecia's head of group development from 2000 until 2010. In May 2010 he moved to FIEV as vice president in charge of operations. He joined CLEPA as a member of its steering committee in December 2012.

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