International Automotive Components (IAC) is a Tier I supplier of interior systems and components specialising in instrument panels and cockpit systems, door assemblies, overhead systems, door and trim systems, and flooring and acoustic systems. It was formed in 2005 by investor Wilbur Ross and Franklin Mutual Advisers following the acquisition of Collins & Aikman's European assets. Dave Leggett caught up with IAC's John Smail - who manages the firm's North American business relationships with OEMs - at the company's Dearborn (Detroit) headquarters this week.