Teijin Automotive Technologies, the Auburn Hills-based subsidiary of Japan’s Teijin Limited, announced Steve Rooney, CEO of Teijin Automotive and general manager of the composites business unit (CBU), will retire in 2023, and Chris Twining has been promoted to ensure a smooth transition.
Twining, who previously served as COO, has been promoted to president of Teijin Automotive Technologies and COO of the CBU. He has been with the company since 2001 in a variety of leadership positions, working with Rooney on the operations side of the business for the past 11 years.
“Chris and I are closely aligned with our strategic direction and vision for the organization,” says Rooney. “This transition period prior to my retirement will enable Chris to continue his oversight of the manufacturing side of the business while taking on an even greater leadership role. I am confident that Teijin Automotive Technologies will continue to be a recognized global leader in sustainable, lightweight composites under Chris’ capable leadership.”
He will continue to oversee the operations of all North American and global facilities, as well as taking on additional leadership responsibilities. The strategic direction of the company will remain the same during this transition period, with a continued focus on sustainability, materials research and development, and applications engineered to meet the rapidly changing needs of the mobility industry.