Continental Engineering Services names Jean-Michel Verdier as Managing Director
Verdier has a background in engineering, with extensive experience in the automotive industry, coupled with proven leadership capabilities.
Jean-Michel Verdier has started as the new Managing Director of Continental Engineering Services (CES) on September 1, 2023. He succeeds Dr. Christoph Falk-Gierlinger, who is leaving CES after 3 years with Continental.
With a career spanning two decades, Verdier has a background in engineering, with extensive experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining Continental in 2020, he held leadership positions at Lear and Faurecia.
In his previous assignment at Continental, Jean-Michel Verdier was leading the worldwide R&D organisation for the Wheel Brake Solutions segment, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities by successfully leading projects and large global teams with complex footprints. His ability to drive operational excellence and efficiency has been instrumental in achieving the segment’s goals.
"We are excited to have Jean-Michel Verdier lead Continental Engineering Services into its next phase of growth and innovation," said Gilles Mabire, CTO at Continental Automotive. "His extensive experience, entrepreneurial mindset, and commitment to collaboration make him the ideal candidate to steer CES towards further success in the future, taking the excellent work of his predecessor Christoph Falk-Gierlinger to the next level.
With a global workforce of about 2,800 employees spread across 21 locations, CES provides extensive knowledge in automated driving, chassis and brakes, information management and connectivity, driveline electrification, and multimodal mobility services. The engineering service provider offers a comprehensive service portfolio encompassing development, product supply, integration, and consulting services.
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