MAUMEE, Ohio—Dana Inc.'s board of directors has elected James Kamsickas, the firm's CEO and president, as its chairman.
Dana said Kamsickas will continue to serve as the company's CEO and president, roles he's held since August of 2015.
"I want to thank the members of the board of directors for their unyielding commitment to our shareholders and the Dana team for its strong execution of our enterprise strategy, which has resulted in exceptional customer satisfaction, profitable growth and a leading position in vehicle electrification," Kamsickas said in a statement.
"Dana," he added, "will continue to support the shift toward clean energy with innovative technology and comprehensive solutions that improve vehicle efficiency and eliminate emissions. I look forward to continuing to work with our board, customers, suppliers, and the 36,000 women and men of Dana around the world as we embark on this fourth industrial revolution."
The firm added that Keith Wandell, who has served on Dana's board since July 2008 and as non-executive chairman since September 2016, will continue on the board as lead independent director. He previously served as chairman, CEO and president of Harley-Davidson Inc.
The board also voted to expand its membership to nine directors by adding Bridget Karlin, chief technology office and vice president of IBM global technology services, a role she's held since 2017. Prior to that, Dana said she served in senior leadership positions at Intel Corp. and a variety of other technology companies. She will serve on the audit, nominating and corporate governance committees of the board.