Delphi Promotes Manufacturing Operations Executives
TROY, Mich., June 26 Delphi Automotive Systems
today announced three strategic appointments in its global manufacturing
operations group which will further strengthen Delphi's global manufacturing
Odail Thorns is named business line executive for Halfshafts and
Aftermarket at Delphi's Saginaw Steering Systems division in Saginaw, Mich.;
D. Scott Mitchell is promoted to general director, Manufacturing Operations,
also for Delphi Steering; and Dave Logozzo is promoted to director,
Manufacturing Operations, for Delphi Automotive Systems World Headquarters in
Troy, Mich. Mark Lorenz, Delphi vice president of Operations & Logistics,
made the announcement.
"Odail, Scott and Dave bring almost 100 years of combined manufacturing
experience to our global operations staff," said Lorenz. "These individuals
will continue to enhance our lean manufacturing operations efforts in their
new roles and we're proud to have them on our team."
Thorns has more than 35 years of experience with Delphi and has held
positions in manufacturing, engineering and personnel with Delphi Steering,
Delco Remy and the former Automotive Components Group. Prior to his new
position, he was general director, Manufacturing Operations, for Delphi
Steering. In his new position, he will also assume Delphi Steering
responsibility for Manufacturing Planning and service parts activities. A
native of Arkansas, Thorns is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a
bachelor's degree in chemistry and has completed the executive development
program at Harvard University.
Mitchell has 26 years of experience with Delphi and has held positions in
manufacturing and personnel with AC Spark Plug, Delphi Chassis Systems, Delphi
Harrison Thermal Systems. He also held positions within General Motors'
Corporate Industrial Relations staff. Prior to his new position, he was
director of manufacturing operations for Delphi Automotive Systems World
Headquarters. A native of Grand Blanc, Mich., Mitchell holds a bachelor's
degree in psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a master's degree
in business administration from Michigan State University.
Logozzo, a 31-year veteran of Delphi, has held positions in manufacturing
and engineering at Delphi Energy & Chassis Systems and the former New
Departure Hyatt. He was also chief engineer and business line manager at the
former General Motors AC Rochester Division. Logozzo was also international
operations manager and champion of the exhaust business team at the former
Delphi Energy & Engine Management Systems division. Prior to his new
position, he was manager of lean manufacturing systems at Delphi Energy &
Chassis Systems in Flint, Mich. A native of Meriden, Conn., Logozzo holds a
bachelor's degree in engineering from the former General Motors Institute
(presently Kettering University) in Flint, and a master's degree in business
administration from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College.
Multi-national Delphi Automotive Systems, with headquarters in Troy,
Mich., USA, Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a world leader in
transportation and mobile electronics components and systems technology.
Delphi's three business sectors -- Dynamics & Propulsion; Safety, Thermal &
Electrical Architecture; and Electronics & Mobile Communication -- provide
comprehensive product solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has
approximately 213,000 employees and operates 176 wholly owned manufacturing
sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices and 30
technical centers in 38 countries. Delphi can be found on the Internet at