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José A. Avila

Curriculum Vitae

Sept. 10, 1955born in Bogotá, Colombia
1977Universidad De Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
1980University of Pittsburgh, USA
MS Mechanical Engineering
1981University of Pittsburg, USA, Master of Business Administration
1981 - 1984Lord Corporation, USA
Senior Applied Research Development Engineer, Aerospace
1984 - 1990Delphi, USA
Staff Engineer Advanced Systems & Components
1990 - 1992Delphi, USA
Product Line Chief Engineer Fuel Handling and Controls
1992 - 1996Delphi, Europe
Chief Engineer Powertrain Europe, Director Technical Center Luxembourg
1996Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration,
Management Development Programme
1996 - 2001Delphi Engine Management Systems, USA
Product Director of Engineering
2001 - 2004Delphi Diesel Systems, France
Business Line Executive/General Manager
2004 - 2006Delphi Powertrain and Chassis Europe, France
Business Director/General Manager
2006 - 2009Delphi Diesel Systems Business Unit, France
Business Unit President/General Manager
Continental AG, Hanover/Germany:

2010 - 2018

Member of the Executive Board,
Powertrain Division
since Oct. 1, 2018Strategic advisory role for the development and implementation Continental's strategy for battery and electrification technologies