Stoneridge Announces New Organizational Structure and Chief Purchasing Officer

Stoneridge Inc., a global designer and manufacturer of high-tech electric and electronic vehicle systems, today announced that Salvatore (Sal) Orsini has been appointed chief purchasing officer, effective July 5. In this new role, Orsini will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s global purchasing organization, including purchasing, supplier quality and global supply chain strategy.

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“As Stoneridge continues to grow in each of our segments and across the world, a sustainable and resilient supply chain is the cornerstone of our success,” said Jon DeGaynor, Stoneridge President and CEO. “Sal’s proven leadership experience in procurement and supply chain will be critical to executing our long-term strategy.”

Orsini brings over 25 years of global supply chain management experience in the automotive and aerospace industries, leading supply organizations across the globe while living in Asia Pacific, Europe and Mexico. Most recently, he was Vice President, Global Head of Supply Management at Nexteer Automotive. Previously, Orsini held various management positions at Aptiv, General Motors, Rolls-Royce Aerospace and Delphi.

Orsini graduated from Central Michigan University. He has also completed additional education in Harvard Business School’s Executive Emerging Leaders program and received his certification in Professional Supply Management from the Institute for Supply Management.

Orsini will be based at Stoneridge’s headquarters in Novi, Michigan, and will report to DeGaynor.

Additionally, effective July 1, Kevin Heigel, senior vice president, integrated supply chain, resumed a consulting role to support the company’s global integrated supply chain initiatives as needed and, through therefore, is no longer directly employed by the company.

“Kevin’s expertise and leadership have been instrumental in leading Stoneridge through the recent and unprecedented global supply chain climate. Kevin has been an extremely valuable partner and I thank him for his contributions,” DeGaynor said.

With the move, Archie Nimmer, vice president of operations, will continue to lead global operations while reporting directly to DeGaynor.

“I am confident that the leadership and organizational structure announced today will enable Stoneridge to effectively meet our strategic priorities as we continue to grow rapidly,” DeGaynor said.

Ida M. Morgan