Transportation Systems, LLC, headquartered in Silicon Valley, California,
announced that effective January, 2015, Satish Khatu, former IBM General
Manager, Global Industrial Sector, Helmut Matschi, member of the Continental
Executive Board and Head of the Interior Division, and Samir Salman, CEO NAFTA
Continental Automotive Divisions, will be appointed as members of its new Advisory
Board. This was stated in a press release issued by the company.
Following the announcement,
Helmut Matschi noted that with these decisions, the Advisory Board of
Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems is now complete and well
structured. “This is a further step in our mission to significantly improve
mobility and safety by forging strong partnerships in both the tech and
automotive realm and leading Continental Intelligent Transportation Systems on
into a sustainably successful future,” said Matschi, adding that, “in Satish
Khatu we have a new Advisory Board member whose expertise and experience fit
perfectly to our mission. His understanding of the automotive industry and
information technology along with his unique global perspective will be extremely
valuable for ITS.”
Satish Khatu is a former IBM General Manager,
Global Industrial Sector and was responsible for IBM’s business globally for
key manufacturing industries including Automotive, Electronics, and Aerospace.
During his successful career at IBM, Satish Khatu held key US leadership
positions in Sales, Finance, Strategy and Services. He also managed IBM’s
Services business across growth markets in Asia, Latin America, Africa, Middle
East, Central & Eastern Europe and led IBM’s business in India and
Southeast Asia. Satish Khatu holds a Bachelor of Technology from IIT, Mumbai as
well as a Master in Engineering from University of Cincinnati and M.B.A. in
Helmut Matschi studied at Regensburg
University of Applied Sciences, Germany, where he obtained a degree in
Communications Technology. He had a long career within Siemens AG. With the
acquisition of Siemens VDO by Continental AG in 2007, Mr. Matschi took over the
position as Head of the Division Interior. In August 2009, Mr. Matschi was
appointed as a member of the Executive Board of Continental AG.
Samir Salman earned a
mechanical engineering degree and a master of business degree from the
University of Giessen in Germany. He joined Continental in 1998. Salman is
currently Chief Executive Officer, NAFTA Region and coordinates the North
American activities of the three automotive divisions – Chassis & Safety,
Powertrain and Interior, and central functions such as engineering, finance,
quality, information technology, human resources, purchasing, communications
and marketing. He is also Senior Vice President of Vehicle Dynamics (VED)
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