SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Chassix, Inc., a leading global automotive supplier of safety-critical light weight casting and machining solutions, today announced Andreas Weller, 49, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Chassix, Inc.
Weller joins the company as it expands globally with new customers, major capital investments, new facilities in Europeand China, and the capabilities to benefit from industry macro trends including electrification, emissions reduction and improved fuel economy.
“Andreas has an impressive track record of strategic and operational accomplishments with some of the industry’s most notable automotive suppliers over the past two decades that will prove valuable as we continue to accelerate our growth globally,” said Jonathan F. Foster, chairman of Chassix, Inc. “As a leading company in each of the markets we serve, Andreas’ experience in leading and managing global operations will serve Chassix and our customers well in delivering high quality, timely and innovative lightweighting solutions.”
Weller, who has lived and worked in the major automotive industry markets in North America, Europe and China, comes to Chassix from the ZF Group, where he most recently served as president, Asia Pacific.
Based in Shanghai, he had overall responsibility for ZF’s Asia Pacific operations. Prior to the acquisition of TRW by ZF, Weller was responsible for TRW’s Commercial Steering Systems business.
He joined TRW from Dana Corporation, where he held several key leadership roles, most recently serving as vice president and general manager, Commercial Vehicle. Previously, he assumed various roles of increasingly responsibility at Webasto AG and the Boston Consulting Group.
Headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Chassix is a leading vertically integrated global manufacturer of light weight aluminum and iron cast and machined chassis, powertrain and sub-frame automotive components. By providing tailor-made engineering and manufacturing solutions for safety-critical products, Chassix is enabling lighter weight components and vehicles, while improving fuel economy, reducing emissions, while helping sustain the environment.
Chassix had 2017 sales of $1.0 billion. It operates 23 manufacturing facilities and four technical centers in seven countries, employing more than 4,500 people.