Southfield’s Auria Names Marcos Tonndorf as First Chief Technology Officer

Auria Marcos Tonndorf
Courtesy of Auria

Auria, a global supplier of automotive flooring, acoustical, thermal, and other fiber-based solutions based in Southfield, named Marcos Tonndorf as its first chief technology officer.

In this role he will drive the company’s aggressive global innovation and advanced product development strategy in collaboration with technology leaders across the company with an acute focus on Auria’s new EV products.

“The new CTO role and Marcos’ appointment reflect our intensified investment in innovation across the business,” says Brian Pour, CEO of Auria. “Innovation is a cornerstone of our company’s mission and Marcos’ leadership coupled with his extensive knowledge of material sciences and product development make him perfectly suited to drive new solutions that help our customers reach their goals.”

Tonndorf is an automotive industry veteran with almost 30 years of global experience. He was previously vice president of North American product development and global supply chain management where he oversaw advanced material development and product engineering as well as the company’s purchasing, logistics and supplier quality strategies.

“I am honored to have this opportunity to lead our renewed focus on innovation, Tonndorf says. “It’s an exciting and dynamic time in our industry with the rapid evolution of mobility and our mission is to provide the latest advanced solutions that help our customers improve thermal dynamics, reduce noise and weight, and enhance driver comfort.”

Tonndorf spent more than a decade as vice president of purchasing at Autoneum North America Inc. where he was instrumental in the integration of product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) while also establishing product and material specification standards across the company.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from PUC Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.