Delphi Automotive Systems (NYSE: DPH - news) has named Carlos Gomez as regional aftermarket manager, Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean to lead Delphi's Aftermarket growth in Mexico and the region. Lou Merz, director, global sales and marketing for Delphi Aftermarket Operations, made the announcement.
"Carlos, who is Nicaraguan by birth, was a natural choice for championing Delphi's aftermarket initiatives in Mexico and the Northern tier Latin American countries," said Merz. "For the last five years, he's played an integral role as regional marketing and communications director for Delphi's South American headquarters in Sao Paulo, Brazil, where he helped position Delphi as an automotive industry and technology leader. His relationships with customers, vendors and trade associations, as well as his top-level management experience and knowledge of the Mexican and Latin American business culture will prove invaluable as we expand our aftermarket business in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean."

Prior to his assignment with Delphi in South America, Gomez worked as marketing and venture development manager for Delphi Packard Electric Systems -- one of Delphi's business divisions -- at the divisional headquarters located in Warren, Ohio (USA). He also served in plant management and methods engineering for the division's operations in Mexico.

In addition to his experience at Delphi, Gomez has extensive international experience in other industries, having worked in the United States and Latin America for companies such as EXXON and Technology Systems Corporation.

Gomez has also contributed to key institutional aspects of business and industry by participating in Colcyt, the Latin American Commission of Science and Technology, which promotes industry, technology and economic development in Latin America. He also participated in a joint project between the United States Agency for International Development and the Central American Institute of Business Administration, affiliated with Harvard University.

Gomez received a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business administration from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (USA). He was also one of the architects of the Manufacturing Systems Engineering graduate program at Lehigh and ran the Center of Excellence that promoted manufacturing advancement in industry.

Multi-national Delphi Automotive Systems, with headquarters in Troy, Mich., USA, Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, Brazil, is a world leader in transportation and mobile electronics components and systems technology. Delphi's three business sectors -- Dynamics & Propulsion; Safety, Thermal & Electrical Architecture; and Electronics & Mobile Communication -- provide comprehensive product solutions to complex customer needs. Delphi has approximately 213,000 employees and operates 176 wholly owned manufacturing sites, 41 joint ventures, 53 customer centers and sales offices and 30 technical centers in 38 countries. Delphi can be found on the Internet at www.delphiauto.com