Jean-Michel Verdier appointed as the managing Director of Continental Engineering Services
October 5, 2023 4:05 pm
Jean-Michel Verdier assumed the role of Managing Director at Continental Engineering Services (CES), succeeding Dr. Christoph Falk-Gierlinger, with a rich automotive industry background.
Jean-Michel Verdier started as the new Managing Director of Continental Engineering Services (CES) on September 1, 2023. He succeeds Dr. Christoph Falk-Gierlinger, who is leaving CES after 3 years with Continental. Jean-Michel Verdier has a background in engineering, with extensive experience in the automotive industry, coupled with proven leadership capabilities. With a career spanning over two decades, he has a wealth of knowledge and expertise within the automotive sector. Prior to joining Continental in 2020, he held leadership positions at Lear and Faurecia.
In his previous assignment at Continental, Jean-Michel Verdier was leading the worldwide R&D organization for the Wheel Brake Solutions segment, where he demonstrated exceptional leadership abilities by successfully leading projects and large global teams with complex footprints. His ability to drive operational excellence and efficiency has been instrumental in achieving the segment’s goals.
“We are excited to have Jean-Michel Verdier lead Continental Engineering Services into its next phase of growth and innovation,” said Gilles Mabire, CTO at Continental Automotive. “His extensive experience, entrepreneurial mindset, and commitment to collaboration make him the ideal candidate to steer CES towards further success in the future, taking the excellent work of his predecessor Christoph Falk-Gierlinger to the next level.”
Jean-Michel Verdier’s appointment as Managing Director of CES is a testament to Continental’s dedication to fostering talent within the organization and its commitment to delivering cutting-edge solutions to the automotive industry.