IDI Composites International (IDI) has announced the appointment of Eric Haiss as the global director of automotive business development. As the recognised leader in the global thermoset composites industry, IDI materials are a key technology for achieving the light weighting and material performance goals of the automotive industry.
With his experience and expertise in the automotive industry and IDI’s global manufacturing capacity and material technologies, Haiss is uniquely positioned to lead IDI’s strategic business development efforts in the automotive market.
“We are very excited for Haiss to join the IDI team. With his extensive experience and focus in this role, Haiss will be integral in our commitment to automotive OEMs and Tier 1s to find collaborative global solutions that address their needs of today and tomorrow,” Tom Merrell, CEO at IDI, said in a press release.
Haiss comes to IDI with more than 20 years of experience in the automotive industry. For 11 years, he has been dedicated to the promotion and adoption of composite materials for automotive applications, having led cutting-edge programs such as the conceptual development and launch of the General Motors CarbonPro Pick-up Box. He has vast experience working with global OEMs and, in addition to North America, he has championed comprehensive business development strategies in Europe and Asia.
“Electrification of the auto industry is increasing the importance of composites and IDI has the cutting-edge materials and global manufacturing operations OEM’s demand to meet their performance and light weighting goals. I’m thrilled to join IDI and support their growth,” Haiss said.
Haiss will develop and execute IDI’s automotive market objectives and directly engage with automotive OEMs and Tier 1s. IDI looks forward to Haiss continuing the tradition of excellence IDI has become known and respected for worldwide.
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