Manfred Gingl is CEO of the Luxembourg-based Tier One automotive supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, formed in 2006. In this role, he is responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of the leading global supplier of crafted interior components and systems.
Gingl is an accomplished automotive supplier and aftermarket veteran who brings a wealth of experience and operational expertise to IAC. While spending the last several years exploring disruptive mobility technology, his most recent experience in automotive was as CEO of Magna Aftermarket from 2008 to 2010, after having served as executive vice chairman of Magna International from 2002 to 2007. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tesma International from 1992 to 2002, a company that was formed after he guided Magna’s powertrain business through an initial public offering.
After immigrating to Canada from Austria in 1966, he began his career as a tool and die maker with Multimatic Inc., which was merged with Magna Electronics in 1968 to form Magna International. He held various positions with the company, including chief operating officer (COO) until 1988, when he was appointed CEO of Magna International, a position he held from 1988 to 1992. He is credited with successfully evolving Magna from a parts supplier to an automotive systems supplier.
He is based at IAC’s U.S. regional headquarters in Southfield, Michigan.