International Automotive Components Names New Global COO
International Automotive Components, an automotive interior components supplier, has promoted Brian Pour to chief operating officer.
Pour, of Northville, will be responsible for aligning and advancing the company’s operational, commercial and engineering disciplines to drive further operational efficiencies and world-class quality performance across the global organization.
Pour previously was IAC’s senior vice president of manufacturing, a global role in which he served since 2015. Prior to that, he was vice president of North Asia, responsible for the company’s commercial, engineering and manufacturing operations across China, Japan, and Korea.
Pour played a critical role in establishing and integrating IAC’s regional engineering function at key strategic locations including Pune, India; Shanghai, China; Nagoya, Japan and Inchon, Korea. He played an integral role in growing the company’s Asian customer base and manufacturing footprint from what was one plant and one customer in 2007, to nearly 30 locations and a dozen major OEM customers today.
Previously, Pour spent six years with Lear Corp. where he served as engineering director for the Asian OEM business unit. He began his automotive career with Textron Automotive Co.
Pour earned his bachelor’s in mechanical engineering from Kettering University.