Francisco Ordonez's move means he becomes a member of the firm's top policy-making group, the Delphi Strategy Board. He will report to Donald Runkle, Delphi executive vice-president, giving the aftermarket a hotline to top-flight management.
Delphi has already entered the aftermarket with fuel pumps and oxygen sensors and will unveil a range of in-car entertainment systems when it launches its consumer electronics offering in France at the end of May.
“Anticipating the next technology revolution, Delphi is using its original equipment expertise to quickly bring vehicle and consumer electronics to the aftermarket,” says Ordonez.
“The future will see us continuing to expand our product lines where we have a leadership position in product categories such as diesel, thermal brakes, clutches, batteries and shocks, ensuring our customers have everything they need.”