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Jim Kamsickas

James K. Kamsickas is chairman and chief executive officer of Dana Incorporated, which supplies engineered solutions that improve the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery around the world.  

Under his leadership, Dana has grown annual sales by more than 80 percent and evolved into a leader in both conventional and clean-energy solutions that support nearly every vehicle manufacturer around the globe.  

Built on a 120-year history as a leading mechanical systems supplier, Dana is now capable of supplying complete, in-house mechanical drivetrain and e-Propulsion systems – including thermal, sealing, software, and control technology – for all powertrain configurations found on the world’s most advanced internal-combustion, hybrid, and all-electric vehicles.

With manufacturing and technical centers in 31 countries on six continents, and more than 42,000 people globally, the company has been named a top employer in many regions of the world for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility.  Dana was recognized in the past two years by Newsweek as one of America's "most responsible companies and greatest workplaces, in addition to being named “greatest workplaces for diversity. It was also honored by Ethisphere as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” in both 2023 and 2024.
Jim is one of the most experienced and longstanding industry veterans with more than 30 years in the mobility business, including more than 18 years as a CEO, spanning the commercial-vehicle, light-vehicle, off-highway, aftermarket, and industrial segments.  He has led global organizations that supply significant vehicle content, including powertrains, interiors, acoustics, exteriors, seating, electrodynamics, sealing, thermal, mechanical systems, and aftersales and service.

Prior to joining Dana in 2015, Jim was president and CEO of International Automotive Components (IAC) for eight years. In addition, he served as head of Lear Corporation’s Interior Systems Division and held several additional senior leadership roles within that organization. 

Jim has actively represented the interests of the automotive supply industry in U.S. congressional proceedings and the broader mobility supply industry as a member of the President of the United States’ council on manufacturing and job creation.  He has also served on Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis supplier councils.  In 2020, Jim was honored by The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) with the prestigious Triangle Award for his contributions to the vehicle supplier industry. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the United Way of Greater Toledo and is a member of the Toledo Rotary Foundation. 
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University.  He also holds an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from Central Michigan University.