THE PRESIDENT of the world's second largest supplier company and the head of PSA's Automobiles Peugeot will speak at the Automotive News Europe Congress in the Hague on 22-23 June.
Both Charles Szuluk, president of Visteon Corp., and Frederic Saint-Geours, new director general of Peugeot, will be principal speakers on Tuesday morning, 23 June.
Szuluk has the task of changing Visteon from a Ford supplier to an auto supplier. Visteon had $17.2 billion in sales last year, of which 95 percent was to its owner, Ford. Visteon is banking on its electronics expertise to expand its non-Ford business to 20 percent by 2002.
Frederic Saint-Geours is in charge of Peugeot's strategy, product development, sales, marketing and advertising in Europe. He also oversees motor sports.
Szuluk, 55, joined Ford in 1988 after 24 years at IBM. He was the executive in charge of Ford component operations from November 1996, and he was named president of Visteon when it was formed in September 1997.
Saint-Geours, 48, joined PSA in 1986 in the finance department. He became director of finance in 1988. Since 1990 he has been responsible for European sales and product planning at Automobiles Peugeot, responsibilities he maintains in his new job.
Other congress speakers include:
Paolo Cantarella, managing director of Fiat SpA
Louis Schweitzer, president of Renault
Noel Goutard, chairman of Valeo
Dieter Zetsche, member of the Daimler management board.
The Automotive News Europe Congress begins on Monday afternoon, 22 June, with a panel of engineering executives from carmakers and suppliers.
A full day of speakers is scheduled for Tuesday, 23 June. Gala dinners with keynote speakers are planned for both 22 June and 23 June at the Netherlands Congress Centre in the Hague.
AT Kearney, the management consultant, is a partner in the event.
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