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James K. Kamsickas Dana Corp.
James K. Kamsickas

MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Holding Corp.’s board of directors has named James K. Kamsickas as its next president and CEO, effective Aug. 11.

Kamsickas most recently served as president and CEO of International Automotive Components Group, a global automotive supplier. He succeeds Roger J. Wood, who announced his plans to retire in January. He will continue as a member of the firm’s board of directors during the transition period.

Prior to serving as IAC’s CEO since 2012, Kamsickas was president and CEO of IAC’s North America and Asia business since 2007. He brings more than 25 years of global automotive and business experience. Dana said under his leadership, IAC expanded around the globe with new manufacturing facilities and technical centers.

Before joining IAC, Kamsickas was the head of Lear Corp.’s Interior Systems Division and held a number of leadership roles within that company. He was vice president for its General Motors, Ford and Chrysler customer divisions and vice president of operations of Lear’s Seating, Electrical and Interiors divisions.

Dana said he held several key positions in the development of Lear’s European operations, including international assignments in Germany, Sweden and Austria.

Based in Maumee, Dana is a global producer of driveline, sealing and thermal management technologies for the automotive industry. The firm employs about 23,000 in 25 countries with 2004 sales of $6.6 billion.