Iwona Niec Villaire serves as Chief Administrative Officer overseeing the company’s legal, human resources and communications functions on a global basis, which spans over 65 company locations in 19 countries.
Before joining IAC, Niec Villaire served as Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel for Chassix, Inc. since 2016. Among her many accomplishments, she was instrumental to the development and execution of the company’s long-range strategic plan to drive profitable growth, implemented the company’s global compliance program and led the alignment of the company’s human resources with its long-term objectives. From 2013 to 2016 she was Deputy General Counsel and Director of Global Compliance at Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc., where she oversaw all legal matters as related to corporate governance and compliance, commercial transactions and employment. Prior to that, she was Associate General Counsel from 2007 to 2013. Niec Villaire served as Senior Counsel at Federal-Mogul from 2002 to 2007 after beginning her career in 1999 with Jaffe Raitt Heuer & Weiss law firm in Southfield, Michigan.
Niec Villaire is on the Board of International Automotive Components Group, S.A. and International Automotive Components Group, LLC, IAC Group’s parent company.
Niec Villaire earned a Juris Doctorate, Master of Arts in educational psychology and a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a member of Inforum Michigan and the Michigan Bar Association.