Executive Vice President – Europe and South America

BACKGROUND:
Mr. Barth has more than 40 years of Global OE and Tier 1 automotive experience. Prior to joining OHorizons, he served as President of Magna Intier Europe and CEO of Russian Machines Systems, spearheading integration initiatives and the development of broad-based supply networks in emerging markets. He is a former President of Delphi Europe, based in Paris, and Delphi South America, based in Sao Paulo, both multi-billion dollar divisions, former member of the Delphi Strategy Board and  over a 21-year period managed cross functional teams in Europe, Japan, South America and North America.

RELEVANT EXPERIENCE:
Mr. Barth has extensive expertise in the areas of strategic planning, purchasing, operations and engineering. His background includes executive management of global business units, emerging market expansion and product strategy and deployment, as well as new business development with global automakers.

Additionally, Mr. Barth has a successful track-record of restructuring operations, integrating divisions and filling interim management positions in time of transition. He has long-standing relationships with automakers, especially the German and European OEs, suppliers, government entities and trade associations throughout Europe and South America which provide valuable insights on both of these markets.

ASSOCIATIONS:
Former President SAE Brazil and Vice President of SINDIPECAS

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in electronics and control circuitry

LANGUAGES:
Mr. Barth speaks German, English, Portuguese, French, basic Spanish and Japanese languages.