18 Apr IAC Promotes Brian Pour to Global Chief Operating Officer
LUXEMBOURG (April 18, 2016) – Leading automotive interior components supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) has promoted Brian Pour to Chief Operating Officer (COO). In his new position, Pour is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the company’s Operational, Commercial, Engineering, Quality and Procurement disciplines across the global organization.
“Brian brings the right leadership background in Operations, Engineering and Commercial to this role,” said IAC President, CEO and Director Robert S. (“Steve”) Miller. “Combined with his international experience in this industry, Brian is the right fit for the COO position and I look forward to working with him to continue to grow our business.”
Previously, Pour was Senior Vice President, Manufacturing for IAC, where he directed and oversaw IAC’s 82 manufacturing facilities around the globe. Prior to this assignment, he was based in Shanghai, China (2007-15) as Vice President of North Asia, responsible for the Company’s Commercial, Engineering and Manufacturing operations across China, Japan and South Korea. Among his achievements in Asia, Pour played a critical role in establishing and growing IAC’s presence across the region. This included setting up engineering centers in Shanghai, China; Pune, India; Nagoya, Japan; and Incheon, South Korea; organically growing top line revenue by more than 18 times; establishing market presence in all four of IAC’s core commodity groups; and, set up and launching of 16 new greenfield and brownfield manufacturing sites across the region.
Prior to IAC, Pour spent six years with Lear Corporation where he served as Engineering Director for the Asian OEM business unit. He began his automotive career with Textron Automotive Co. where he spent six years serving in a variety of program management and engineering positions both in the US and Japan.
Pour earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Mich.
IAC is a leading global supplier of automotive interiors components and systems. IAC’s 2015 sales were $5.9 billion. The company operates 85 manufacturing facilities in 20 countries. IAC employs approximately 32,000 people around the world and is headquartered in Luxembourg. For more information, visit www.iacgroup.com.