Solero Technologies, a global supplier of transmission solenoids, engine solenoids, stop-start accumulators, and hydraulic control modules with a sales and engineering center in Detroit, announced Donald R. James as the company’s CEO.
He will oversee operations at the engineering center along with the company’s operations in Water Valley, Miss. Additionally, he will be responsible for the strategic direction of the company and ensuring long-term profitable growth. James will be based with the team in Detroit.
“Don’s years of success in business and technology along with his extensive automotive industry experience will make him a tremendous asset to the Solero Technologies team,” says Ramzi Hermiz, member of the board of directors. “His expertise will be critical to driving greater innovation within Solero, expanding our reach to new markets and maintaining our commitment to sustainability.”
James has more than 24 years of leadership experience in the automotive industry, domestically, and abroad. Prior to joining Solero Technologies, he served as the president of the Americas and an executive committee member at Joyson Safety Systems, where he facilitated the merger of Takata and Key Safety Systems into Joyson, while developing strategic initiatives to drive profitability and growth.
“With Solero’s strong reputation of product innovation and manufacturing, I am excited to work with our employees, customers, suppliers and community to elevate Solero’s product reach within and outside the automotive industry,” says James.
He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and both a master’s and doctorate degree from Lawrence Technological University.
Solero Technologies, formerly BorgWarner North American Controls, was acquired by Atar Capital in December 2021.