Linda Gao, head of Inalfa Roof Systems Group’s China operations, has been named president and CEO of the Dutch automotive roof maker, succeeding Jorg Buchheim.
The appointment was effective on Sept. 1, Inalfa said in a statement.
After joining Inalfa in 2015, Gao has overseen the company’s opening of six plants in China.
She previously worked for two German suppliers -- Webasto and Hella – as a senior executive.
Inafa, headquartered in Venray, the Netherlands, was acquired in 2011 by Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., a Beijing-based auto parts supplier.
With factories and development centers in Europe, Northern America and Asia, it has grabbed a 25 percent share of the global market for automotive roofs, Inalfa said.