Adient (NYSE: ADNT), a global leader in automotive seating, today announced that Jerome Dorlack, Adient’s current executive vice president, Americas, and an automotive industry veteran, will be appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), effective Dec. 1, 2022. Dorlack’s appointment follows Jeff Stafeil’s decision to resign from his role as Adient’s executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective Nov. 30, 2022. With Dorlack’s appointment, Jim Conklin will become the executive vice president, of Americas, also effective Dec. 1, 2022.
“Jerome has been a key member of our leadership team and we are fortunate to have someone of his caliber step into the CFO role,” said Doug Del Grosso, Adient’s president and chief executive officer. “Additionally, Jim’s long tenure and deep knowledge of our business make him ideally positioned to lead our Americas region. As a result of our leading market position, leadership depth, and talented employees, I believe that Adient is strongly positioned to continue driving value for all of our stakeholders.”
“On behalf of the entire team, I would like to thank Jeff for his commitment and many contributions to Adient,” continued Del Grosso. “Since joining the company in 2016, Jeff has been a valuable member of our management team and a key contributor to Adient’s success. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
“It has been an honor to work with such a dedicated and talented team,” said Staffel. “I look forward to a smooth transition and am confident Adient is well-positioned for the future.”
Conklin has been with Adient in various roles of increasing responsibility since October 2000, most recently serving as Adient’s vice president, of North Americas operations.