Punch Powertrain PSA e-Transmissions nv and Punch Powertrain PSA e-transmissions Assembly SAS appoint Michel Becker as new Chief Executive Officer to both companies with immediate effect. Mr. Becker joins the executive teams of both entities.
In his new role, Mr. Becker will lead both Joint Ventures towards a successful launch of Punch Powertrain’s breakthrough DT2 dual clutch transmission for the next generation of mild hybrid electric (MHEV) and plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) vehicles, preparing its further expansion on global markets.
Specifically, Becker will lead the teams in Metz, Sint-Truiden and Eindhoven towards successful industrialization in production at the different locations, ensuring the companies deliver operational excellence to the launching customer. Furthermore, he will build a cross site organization aimed at attracting new customers globally, ensuring that they are consistently delivered through an agile, lean and fully integrated global supply chain.
“Despite current challenging industry outlook, we find ourselves in an exceptional situation, preparing for ramp up of substantial mass production volumes of our proprietary hybrid DCT design, which will make us the leading hybrid DCT supplier globally as of 2024.” Said Jorge Solis, Chief Executive Officer of Punch Powertrain.
“We are very pleased to have secured Michel Becker as CEO to lead our ambitious enterprises. Throughout his 27 years of experience in the global automotive industry, Michel brings invaluable expertise in start-up and drive towards operational excellence of manufacturing plants, process engineering, continuous improvement, and sustainability. His strong leadership with sharp focus on results in phases of growth and transformation, combined with his passion for people success and collaboration spirit are particularly strong traits that stood out among considered candidates.”
SOURCE: Punch Powertrain