Patrick Popp has been appointed as Faurecia Interiors Executive Vice-President. Effective from 2 January 2020, he will succeed Jean-Michel Renaudie.
Popp began his career in 1996 at BMW, where he was Head of BMW Technology Office in the USA. In 2000, he co-founded and managed ATC2, a venture capital firm in Munich, Germany. From 2003 to 2011, he worked for General Motors in a variety of roles such as Director Global Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Infotainment, Director Electrical, Electronics, Software Systems Engineering in Asia, and General Manager for Uzbekistan and Central Asia. From 2011 to 2016, he worked at TE Connectivity as Chief Technology Officer of the Automotive Business Unit, then becoming VP & General Manager of Hybrid & Electrical Mobility Solutions and finally Chief Technology Officer of the Transportation segment. Prior to joining Faurecia, he was Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Brose Drive Systems and Electronics divisions. Popp is a graduate of the Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany, and holds a Master of Science from Stanford University, USA, and a PhD from the European Center for Advanced Computation, France.
Patrick Koller, Chief Executive Officer of Faurecia, said: “I am pleased to welcome Patrick Popp into our Executive Committee. He brings significant experience as an international executive with a career of over twenty years in the automotive industry in Europe, Asia and the USA. As EVP of our Interiors Business Group, he will strengthen Faurecia’s leadership position in all interior modules and develop innovative solutions for the Cockpit of the Future.”