Daniel Linder has been appointed as vice president of China operations by International Automotive Components (IAC), a global supplier of automotive components and systems with North American headquarters in Southfield. Linder will be responsible for development of new business opportunities and potential strategic partners.
“Dan brings more than a decade of Asian supplier experience to IAC, spending most of this time located in Shanghai,” says Terry Gohl, COO of IAC. “He will help our company form the relationships and partnerships needed to continue to grow our core competencies in this important market. We’re proud to have Dan on our team and are looking forward to the impact he will make on successfully growing and continuing to expand our footprint in the Chinese market.”
Prior to joining IAC, Linder served as key safety systems president for Passive Safety for the Americas, and various leadership roles for Yangfeng and Visteon Automotive Systems. Linder began his automotive career serving Ford Motor Co. in manufacturing, production, and product development.
Linder earned his bachelor of science in manufacturing engineering from Michigan State University in Lansing, and a master of business administration from the University of Michigan In Ann Arbor.