TROY, Mich., Oct. 5, 2017 – Inteva Products, a leading global Tier One automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce three recent appointments that strengthen its executive leadership team in Europe. Inteva has 15 manufacturing and R&D development sites in eight countries across Europe, serving automakers with roof systems, interior systems, closure systems, motors and electronics.
Andrés Keve, Executive Director, Roof Systems
Keve joined Inteva in June as the executive in charge of the global Roof Systems product line.
Keve was previously Vice President, Business Unit Aftermarket for Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG, where he had also served as Vice President for Global Sales, reporting to the Board. Prior to those assignments, he had similar experiences at Lear Corporation GmbH, A.T. Kearney GmbH and United Technologies Automotive GmbH.
Keve earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) at NIMBAS Graduate School of Management/University of Bradford, Netherlands and UK, and his Mechanical Engineering degree from Aachen University (RWTH). Andres is fluent in German, English, and Spanish.
Jose Teixeira, Executive Director of Quality
Teixeira joined Inteva on October 1. As Executive Director of Quality, he will lead Inteva’s efforts to execute and improve our global quality systems.
Teixeira brings to Inteva more than 25 years of global manufacturing leadership experience. Most recently, he served as Global Corporate Quality Director for Ficosa International. During his tenure with Ficosa, he also held positions as interim CEO, North Africa; COO, North America; General Manager, Berne, Ind. plant; and Plant Manager, Maia, Portugal. Prior to joining Ficosa, Teixeira was General Manager and Plant Manager at Simoldes Plasticos. He previously held positions with Fhest SGPS, Philips Consumer Electronics and Renault/Nissan.
Teixeira has a Master in Electronics and Telecommunications degree from the University of Aveiro, in Aveiro, Portugal, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Institute of Science and Innovation in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Porto, Portugal. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Patrick Stewart, Vice President, General Manager Europe
Stewart began this new assignment in June. Since Inteva’s founding in 2008 until this assignment, he had served as Inteva’s Vice President & Executive Director, Interior Systems, with global responsibility for the Interior Systems product line. Prior to 2008, Stewart held a wide variety of assignments at Delphi and other suppliers.
Previous positions included Launch Manager; Manager, Global Product Engineering, Interior Systems; and Chief Engineer of Interior Systems & Cockpits.
Stewart earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Dayton (Ohio) and a Master of Science degree in Engineering Science from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute in Troy, New York. He is a graduate of Delphi’s Lean College and has attended leadership training at the Center for Creative Leadership. Stewart is a Six Sigma Green Belt with extensive training in statistical quality and process control.
All three executives report directly to Lon Offenbacher, Inteva CEO & President; all are based in Dietzenbach, Germany.
About Inteva Products, LLC
Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global automotive supplier providing automakers with innovative, reliable, environmentally friendly products that enhance vehicle quality, safety and performance. Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interior Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Formed in 2008, the tier-one supplier is focused on achieving sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and driving innovation. Inteva was founded on innovative solutions and the use of applied technology to drive value-based solutions. Inteva employs more than 15,000 people globally and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan USA.