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Kevin P. Clark, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Kevin P. Clark is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Aptiv. Mr. Clark has been a director since March 2015, when he became Aptiv’s President and Chief Executive Officer of Aptiv, and Chairman since April 2022.

In 2014, Mr. Clark was appointed chief operating officer responsible for Delphi’s business divisions, as well as the Global Supply Management function. Mr. Clark joined Delphi in 2010 as chief financial officer, responsible for all financial activities including strategic planning, corporate development, financial planning and analysis, treasury, accounting and tax.

Before coming to Delphi, he was a founding partner of Liberty Lane Partners, LLC, a private-equity investment firm focused on investing in and building and improving middle-market companies.

Mr. Clark also served as Chief Financial Officer of Fisher Scientific International Inc., a manufacturer, distributor and service provider to the global healthcare market from the company’s initial public offering in 2001 through the completion of its merger with Thermo Electron Corporation in 2006. He also held a number of senior management positions at Fisher Scientific International.

Mr. Clark began his career in the financial organization of Chrysler Corporation. He has both a bachelor’s degree in financial administration and a master’s degree in finance from Michigan State University.

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Pasquale Abruzzese, Vice President, Global Manufacturing

Pasquale Abruzzese is Vice President, Global Manufacturing and Advanced Safety and User Experience Integrated Supply Chain. He is responsible for end-to-end order to fulfillment, including procurement, logistics, planning and manufacturing. In January 2020 he took the additional role as Head of Global Manufacturing, with responsibility for Lean Enterprise 2.0, Global Manufacturing Strategy, Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) and Global Security.

Prior to Aptiv in September 2017, Pasquale was Chief of Operations for Royal Philips leading the transformation toward an operationally excellence enterprise, critical in redefining the company into the health technology space. Prior to that, he spent 13 years at Honeywell, where he held a number of roles of increasing responsibility ranging from plant management to sales, also being a founding thought leader in the creation of the Honeywell Operating System.

Pasquale is located in Yorkshire, UK and earned his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Birmingham.

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Arturo Alvarez, President, Latin America and President, Electrical Distribution Systems

Arturo Alvarez is president of Latin America and Electrical Distribution Systems for Aptiv. Mr. Alvarez has global responsibility for the Electrical Distribution Systems business. He also works alongside the regional executive team on cross-divisional initiatives and leads the stewardship of Aptiv’s relationships with government and building stronger ties to the communities where we operate.

Mr. Alvarez joined Aptiv in January 2019 as vice president and managing director for Electrical Distribution Systems in North America, and in May 2022 was named president, Electrical Distribution Systems.

Mr. Alvarez began his engineering career in the aerospace industry in 1994, as a manufacturing engineer for the commercial segment of F-16 aircraft wiring harnesses.

In 1995, Mr. Alvarez joined United Technologies Automotive, which would later be acquired by Lear Corporation. Throughout his 24 years at Lear Corporation, he worked in multiple areas, including Human Resources, Quality, Engineering and Operations for various commercial segments, Electronics, Terminals and Connectors and Wiring Harness. Between 1995 and 2018 he held various positions at Lear, including Regional and Department Manager, Plant Manager, Director of Operations and Vice President of Operations.

Mr. Alvarez graduated from the Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua with a degree in Electronics Engineering and Industrial Engineering. In addition, Mr. Alvarez holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the same institution. Mr. Alvarez has a multicultural approach, as a result of 14 years of international assignments, in several countries and continents around the world, including Mexico, Central America, Africa, Europe and Asia Pacific.

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Glen De Vos, Senior Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, and President, Advanced Safety and User Experience

Glen De Vos is senior vice president and chief technology officer of Aptiv, a position he has held since March 2017.

In this role, Mr. De Vos is responsible for leading the company’s innovation strategies and development of advanced technologies. In addition, Mr. De Vos leads the global engineering organization, which includes more than 18,000 technologists located in 15 major technical centers across the globe.

In addition to his current role, Mr. De Vos also served as President, Mobility & Services Group based at Aptiv’s Boston Technology Center. Previously, Mr. De Vos was vice president, Software & Services, Delphi Electronics & Safety (E&S), located in Mountain View, CA. He began his Delphi career with E&S in 1992 and following several progressive engineering and managerial roles in infotainment and user experience, was named vice president, Global Engineering for Delphi E&S in 2012.

Mr. De Vos has extensive business, engineering, and manufacturing experience including time at General Electric and ITT Power Systems.

Mr. De Vos received a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Calvin College in 1982, a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1983, and a Master of Business Administration from Ball State University in 1994.

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Michael Gassen, Senior Vice President, Sales and President, Aptiv Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia

Michael Gassen is senior vice president, sales for Aptiv and president of Aptiv Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

Mr. Gassen began his career with Delphi in 1986 as a sales and marketing manager at Packard Electric Systems. Michael was subsequently appointed managing director of Delphi Italia. In 1995 he took on the responsibility of Delphi’s GM Europe and Fiat Group accounts as customer director. In the following years he served in various leadership positions including , sales director Delco Electronics, product line director body security and reception systems and VP of Sales Powertrain Systems. In 2011 he was promoted to President Delphi EMEA and in 2015 became also responsible of Delphi’s global sales operations as VP of Sales. In 2018 he became an officer of Aptiv and serves on the senior leadership team as President EMEA & Russia and SVP of Sales.

Prior to joining Aptiv, Michael worked for the Liebherr Group, a leader in the construction machinery industry.

Michael earned his degree in metallurgy from Schule für Metalltechnik and Chemie in Düsseldorf, Germany and attended the Insead Business School in Fontainebleau France.

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Jessica Kourakos, Vice President, Investor Relations, and Environmental, Social, and Governance

Jessica Kourakos is vice president, Investor Relations and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG). In this role, Jessica provides leadership and strategic direction for Aptiv’s Investor Relations and ESG initiatives. She is responsible for the continued development of our world-class investor relations program. Essential to Jessica’s role is her responsibility for the coordination of all ESG and related activities across Aptiv to ensure the achievement of our ESG goals, which include having a more diverse workforce and being carbon neutral by 2040.

Prior to joining Aptiv, Jessica was Vice President, Investor Relations & Market Strategy at Rockwell Automation, providing leadership and strategic direction for the company’s investor relations initiatives.

Jessica brings over 20 years of unique experience, spanning Wall Street and corporate investor relations. In addition to serving as vice president of Investor Relations at Rockwell Automation, ITT Inc., and CBS Corporation, Jessica also served as a senior equity analyst at companies, including Goldman Sachs and UBS, where she researched and offered investment recommendations for industrial and security software companies including PTC, Autodesk, and Dassault Systemes. 

Jessica holds a BA in English and Latin from Colgate University of Hamilton, New York.

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Joseph R. Massaro, Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Joseph R. Massaro is chief financial officer and senior vice president, business operations of Aptiv. Mr. Massaro is responsible for Aptiv’s finance and accounting, manufacturing excellence, supply chain management, information systems, global business services, program management office, and the Winchester Interconnect business.

Mr. Massaro joined Delphi in 2013 as vice president, Internal Audit, and was appointed to the position of vice president, corporate controller in 2014. In March 2016, he was named senior vice president and chief financial officer and in September 2020, also assumed the role of senior vice president, business operations.

Prior to Liberty Lane, Mr. Massaro served in a variety of finance and operational roles at Thermo Fisher Scientific from 2002 to 2007, including senior vice president of Global Business Services where his responsibilities included global sourcing and information technology.

Prior to the merger with Thermo Electron, Mr. Massaro also served as vice president and corporate controller of Fisher Scientific as well as several other senior finance positions.

Mr. Massaro began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in 1992 where he served as a managing director in the firm's Transaction Services practice. He received a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics from Bentley University, and a Master of Business Administration and master’s in accounting from Northeastern University.

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Wendy F. Miller, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Wendy F. Miller is senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO) for Aptiv. She has overall responsibility for developing and executing all marketing and communications initiatives. Ms. Miller has extensive experience in building global marketing and communication teams that leverage brand awareness into profitable revenue growth.

Prior to joining Aptiv in January 2019, Ms. Miller spent almost twenty years as a Partner and CMO at the consulting firm Bain & Company. She was also a member of the firm’s ten-person Operating Committee. While at Bain & Company, Ms. Miller was tasked with creating a marketing function from the ground up to design and implement global marketing and communications strategies that translate business requirements into strategic marketing solutions. During her tenure as the CMO at Bain & Company, Ms. Miller increased the company’s brand awareness by leveraging the firm’s industry-leading thought leadership and successfully executing multi-media campaigns through traditional media, digital media, product marketing, and other various channels.

Ms. Miller earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Dartmouth College; and a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School with highest distinction.

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Matthew Peterson, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Matthew Peterson is senior vice president and chief information officer (CIO) for Aptiv. In this role, he oversees Aptiv’s information technology and global business services strategy and operations. He assumed the CIO position in 2015.

Based in Dublin, Peterson joined Aptiv from Deloitte Consulting, LLP, where he was a director in the consumer and industrial products and technology strategy and architecture practices.

Peterson began his career as a consultant with Ernst & Young, and then became senior principal consultant at Diamond Management and Technology Consultants. In 1999, he was hired by start-up Neusoft Technologies as COO, secretary and treasurer. In 2000, he joined JohnsonDiversey, where he held a number of positions in information technology before becoming vice president and CIO in 2005. In 2009, Peterson was named CIO at TRW, a role he had until joining Deloitte Consulting in 2013.

Mr. Peterson earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Western Kentucky University and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University.

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William T. Presley, Senior Vice President and President, Signal & Power Solutions

Bill Presley joined Aptiv in January 2019 as President of the Electrical Distribution Systems Business Unit. In September 2020, he was appointed Senior Vice President and President, Signal & Power Solutions.

Bill has worked in the automotive industry since 1994 when he started his engineering career at Chrysler Corporation. Throughout his 14 years at Chrysler Corporation he worked in many different functional areas including EMC Testing Labs, Electronics, Product Design Studios and Vehicle Development.

In 2008, Bill joined Lear Corporation as the North American General Motors Electrical Program Management leader. Between 2008 and 2019 he held various positions at Lear Corporation including Vice President of the Wire Harness and Component Business Unit, Director of Core Engineering and Global Director of Engineering for Electrical Distribution Systems.

Bill also served in both the U.S. Army and the Michigan Army National Guard for a combined total of 13 years as a Field Artillery Officer.

He graduated from Norwich Military University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. In addition, Bill holds a Master of Engineering degree with a concentration in Electromagnetic Physics from the University of Detroit and a MBA with a concentration in Finance from Oakland University.

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Katherine H. Ramundo, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, Chief Compliance Officer and Secretary

Katherine H. Ramundo, is senior vice president, chief legal officer, chief compliance officer and secretary of Aptiv, effective March 2021. Prior to joining Aptiv, Ms. Ramundo was executive vice president, chief legal officer and secretary of Howmet Aerospace Inc. (formerly Arconic Inc.), a leading global provider of advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries, a role she held from November 2016 to February 2021. Prior to joining Howmet Aerospace, Ms. Ramundo was executive vice president, general counsel and secretary of ANN, Inc., the owner of the Ann Taylor and LOFT brands. Previously, Ms. Ramundo served as vice president, deputy general counsel and assistant secretary of Colgate-Palmolive. Among her other positions during her 15-year tenure at Colgate, she served as general counsel of the Europe/South Pacific division, and later managed global specialty legal activities. She began her career as a litigator, practicing at major New York-based law firms, including Cravath, Swaine & Moore, and Sidley Austin.

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Stefan Rustler, President, Connection Systems

Stefan Rustler is president of Connection Systems for Aptiv, a position he has held since November 2019. In this role, Mr. Rustler is responsible for leading our global Connection Systems Business Unit.

Mr. Rustler joined Aptiv from TE Connectivity, where he was president, GM Aerospace, Defense & Marine.

Mr. Rustler started his career with Egger Floor Products in Austria in 1999 as a plant controller, and then joined Ernst & Young in 2001 as a senior consultant. In 2006, Mr. Rustler moved to TE Connectivity as finance leader for EMEA, and steadily moved up the ranks over a number of years until he was named president of TE’s global Aerospace, Defense and Marine business unit in 2017.

Mr. Rustler earned his Magister (MBA) in Economics from Johanes Kepler University Linz Austria and his MBA in Corporate Strategies and Finance from the University of Liverpool UK. He is fluent in both German and English.

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Sophia Velastegui, Senior Vice President and Chief Product Officer

Sophia Velastegui is senior vice president and chief product officer of Aptiv, effective February 2022. In this role, Sophia drives the design and development of productized solutions.

Prior to joining Aptiv, Sophia served as the Chief Technology Officer of Artificial Intelligences and Product Head of Power Apps Edge within their Business Application Group and General Manager, responsible for the development of Microsoft's AI and Search products.

Prior to joining Microsoft, she headed Google/Nest’s Silicon and Architecture Roadmap team, and was previously head of Apple’s Platform Architecture “Think Tank” Program. She has also held a variety of technology and product development roles at Doppler Labs, ETM and Applied Materials.

Sophia holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley.

She was named by Business Insiders “The Most Powerful Female Engineer” for her work in AI and emerging technology in 2017 and 2018.

Sophia currently serves on Blackline’s Board of Directors, on Georgia Tech's College of Engineering board and is Co-Chair of the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council.

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Simon Yang, President, Asia Pacific

Simon Yang is president of Asia Pacific of Aptiv since January 2018. He works alongside the regional executive team on cross-divisional initiatives and leads the stewardship of Aptiv’s relationships with government and senior customer contacts.

Mr. Yang started his career with General Motors in 1995 in Warren, Ohio and relocated to China in 2003 to start-up connection systems operations in Asia. In 2008, he was appointed Managing Director for Delphi Connection Systems in Asia, driving substantial business growth from 2004 to 2017 and playing a key role in multiple acquisitions with highly successful integration. In 2014, Mr. Yang was appointed Delphi China President, directing the overall business in China, including 17 manufacturing sites and 3 technical centers.

Mr. Yang earned his Bachelor of Chemical Engineering and Master of Material Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing. He received his Master and Ph.D. of Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Mr. Yang also completed the Senior Executive Program of Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He has published 11 research papers in several USA and European science and technology journals.