Inteva Products has announced three recent appointments that strengthen its executive leadership team in Europe. Inteva has 15 manufacturing and R&D development sites in eight countries across Europe, serving automakers with roof systems, interior systems, closure systems, motors and electronics.
Andrés Keve, Executive Director, Roof Systems
Keve joined Inteva in June as the executive in charge of the global Roof Systems product line.
Keve was previously vice president, business unit aftermarket for Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co. KG, where he had also served as vice president for global sales, reporting to the board. Prior to those assignments, he had similar experiences at Lear Corp. GmbH, A.T. Kearney GmbH and United Technologies Automotive GmbH.
Keve earned his Master of Business Administration at NIMBAS Graduate School of Management/University of Bradford, Netherlands and U.K., and his mechanical engineering degree from Aachen University (RWTH). Andres is fluent in German, English and Spanish.
Jose Teixeira, Executive Director of Quality
Teixeira joined Inteva on Oct. 1. As executive director of quality, he will lead Inteva’s efforts to execute and improve our global quality systems.
Teixeira brings to Inteva more than 25 years of global manufacturing leadership experience. Most recently, he served as global corporate quality director for Ficosa International. During his tenure with Ficosa, he also held positions as interim CEO, North Africa; chief operating officer, North America; general manager, Berne, Indiana, plant; and plant manager, Maia, Portugal. Prior to joining Ficosa, Teixeira was general manager and plant manager at Simoldes Plasticos. He previously held positions with Fhest SGPS, Philips Consumer Electronics and Renault/Nissan.
Teixeira has a Master in electronics and telecommunications degree from the University of Aveiro, in Aveiro, Portugal, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Institute of Science and Innovation in mechanical and industrial engineering, Porto, Portugal. He is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
Patrick Stewart, Vice President, General Manager Europe
Stewart began this new assignment in June. Since Inteva’s founding in 2008 until this assignment, he had served as Inteva’s vice president and executive director, Interior Systems, with global responsibility for the Interior Systems product line. Prior to 2008, Stewart held a wide variety of assignments at Delphi and other suppliers. Previous positions included launch manager; manager, global product engineering, interior systems; and chief engineer of interior systems and cockpits.
Stewart earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from the University of Dayton (Ohio) and a Master of Science degree in engineering science from Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute in Troy, New York. He is a graduate of Delphi’s Lean College and has attended leadership training at the Center for Creative Leadership. Stewart is a Six Sigma Green Belt with extensive training in statistical quality and process control.
All three executives report directly to Lon Offenbacher, Inteva CEO and president, and all are based in Dietzenbach, Germany.