Visteon Strengthens Global Expertise With Addition of Buker to Leadership Team

Visteon Chassis Systems will be led by a new world-class vice president Edwin L. "Ed" Buker, who has been appointed vice president and general manager effective immediately. He succeeds Ray Schaffart who has elected to retire at the end of the year. Buker brings exceptional talent and experience to Visteon. He joins Visteon from United Technologies Automotive where he was president, Electrical Systems - The Americas. In this position, Buker was responsible for managing all phases of electrical and electronic systems development at United Technologies Automotive. He was responsible for 30 plants and technical facilities in North America and the Asia-Pacific region and brings outstanding leadership qualities, operations expertise and global customer relationships to Visteon. "We are extremely happy to welcome Ed Buker to the Visteon team," said Craig Muhlhauser, president, Visteon. "Ed's tremendous business knowledge and international industry reputation will assist Chassis Systems in its drive to capture new customers and new markets around the world. "To become the world's leading automotive systems supplier, we have established some very aggressive business objectives. It is essential that we continue to build an organization that embraces innovative, imaginative, talented leaders like Ed at every level," Muhlhauser added. Prior to his position with United Technologies, Buker was vice president of new model development for BMW Manufacturing Corporation in Munich, Germany. Buker also served as vice president of manufacturing for BMW's Spartanburg, South Carolina facility. In this capacity, he was the first U.S. associate sent to Germany by BMW to establish and lead production of five new vehicle models for the North American market. Prior to BMW, Buker spent eight years with Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc., in Marysville, Ohio. He spent five years as vice president and plant manager of Honda's East Liberty, Ohio manufacturing facility. He also served as Honda's vice president of auto quality. In this role, he was responsible for North American product quality, new model engineering for manufacturing and areas such as warranty, feedback and claims. "Visteon Automotive Systems is one of the most exciting, dynamic, innovative organizations in the industry today, and I am extremely happy to become a member of its management team," Buker said. "Visteon offers today's consumers unparalleled technologies and systems and I look forward to working with such tremendous resources and talent." Buker holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana and a master's in business administration from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. With a global delivery system of more than 125 technical, manufacturing, sales and service facilities located in 21 countries, Visteon Automotive Systems is leveraging the talents of its 77,000 employees to deliver innovative, consumer-driven systems solutions to its customers. ots Original Text Service: Visteon Automotive Systems Internet: Contact: Media Inquiries: Cheryl Eberwein, 313-248-6321 (in the USA),, or Analyst Inquiries: Kent Niederhofer, 313-390-1467 (in the USA),, both of Visteon Automotive Systems Web site:

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