RTT USA Names New Chief Financial Officer: RTT, the leading provider of professional high-end 3D visualization solutions announces the appointment of Kevin Piontkowski as its new CFO. Piontkowski joins RTT USA with extensive global financial leadership experience, primarily in the services industries. His most recent experience includes serving as senior vice president of global finance at Talascend (formerly Modern Engineering), a staffing and recruiting company. While there, he was responsible for all global accounting and finance functions including treasury management, financial planning/analysis, and strategic development across North America, Europe, and Asia. Piontkowski has managed the financial structure of many leading organizations, including Sandy Corp. and Incat. Prior to joining Talascend in 2006, he was a top financial controller at Giffels, an architecture and planning company in Southfield. Kevin holds a bachelor of science in accounting from Wayne State University. RTT provides of high-end software, consulting and creative services in professional, 3D visualization. The group´s customer base includes companies like Adidas, Audi, BMW, Daimler, EADS, Electrolux, Ferrari, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Porsche, The North Face and Volkswagen. RTT AG was founded 1999 in Munich. The RTT Group employs over 750 staff at 15 locations worldwide, with a major automotive presence in Royal Oak. For more information, visit http://www.rttusa.com.
TRW Automotive Announces New Chief Operating Officer: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW), announced today that effective Jan. 1, Patrick Olney, the current president of Volvo Construction Equipment, a $10 billion business unit of the Volvo Group, will assume the role of TRW COO, reporting to John Plant, chairman and CEO of TRW Automotive. Olney will replace Steve Lunn, TRW’s current chief operating officer, who previously
announced his intention to retire effective Feb. 28. Olney began his career with Price Waterhouse in Canada. In 1995, he joined Champion Motor Grader in Goderich, Ontario, Canada where he held several financial roles. He was appointed CFO of the motor grader business after Champion was acquired by Volvo Construction Equipment. In 2002, Pat moved to Volvo Construction Equipment headquarters in Brussels, Belgium to become CFO. Olney returned to Canada to become the president of the Volvo motor grader business line from 2004 to 2007. When Volvo Construction Equipment acquired the road development business from Ingersoll Rand, he moved to
Pennsylvania to lead the combined road machinery division. In 2009 he returned to Brussels to become executive vice president of operations, of Volvo Construction Equipment and in 2011 he became its president and CEO, the position he holds today. Olney holds a business administration degree with honors from the Ivey Business School at Western University in Ontario, Canada. TRW Automotive had 2012 sales of $16.4 billion, operates in 25 countries and employs 65,000 people. Its products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. More at http://www.trw.com.