Bunsei Kure brings Japanese market expertise to Visteon board

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Visteon has announced the appointment of Bunsei Kure to its board of directors, effective from the start of February.

The company states that Kure brings extensive experience in the global automotive and semiconductor industries, having served as CEO of Calsonic Kansei, a large Tier 1 supplier that is now part of Marelli, from 2008 to 2013, and as EVP and then as COO of Nidec, the world’s largest electric motor company, from 2013 to 2015. Kure also served as CEO of Renesas Electronics, a supplier of semiconductor solutions to the global automotive industry, from 2016 until his retirement in 2019. These roles allowed him to develop extensive knowledge of the Japanese automotive industry, an important market for Visteon, forming a deep network within Japanese OEMs and suppliers.

Speaking on his appointment, Kure said, “Visteon has established a leading position in cockpit electronics and electrification, which are the fastest growing segments in the automotive industry today. I look forward to working with Visteon’s board and executive team to further advance Visteon’s leadership position in the industry.”

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