Brose Group, a leading Tier 1 global automotive supplier with expertise in mechatronics, has announced the appointment of Mike Brosseau as President, Brose North America. Brosseau has been with Brose for 16 years, most recently serving as global vice president of the Ford business unit. In his new role, he is responsible for the expansion of Brose’s presence in North America and will focus on achieving objectives related to financial earnings and quality in the region.
“North America is a very important market for Brose and our global automotive customers,” said Jürgen Otto, CEO of the Brose Group. “With Mike Brosseau’s strong management track record at Brose and within our industry, we expect to continue to meet and exceed the needs of our customers in the NAFTA region.”
Brosseau joined Brose in 1999 as customer team director for North America, later advancing to multiple sales positions for key accounts, including Ford and Chrysler. As global vice president of the Ford business unit, he led the acquisition and launch of door and latching systems while managing the North American Electric Motor Drives team. Under Brosseau’s leadership, Brose’s global share of the Ford door and latching systems business nearly doubled.
He succeeds Jan Kowal, who will retire but will continue to act in a consulting capacity for the company. During Kowal’s tenure, which began in 1999, Brose’s North American presence expanded to almost $1.5 billion in sales and eight production locations.
Brosseau earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University, and completed his master’s degree in business administration at the University of Detroit Mercy. He is a member of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) CEO Council.