Delphi has announced the appointment of Brian Eichenlaub as Delphi's new investor relations director. Eichenlaub succeeds Charles Marentette and will be responsible for leading Delphi's investor relations team through the strategic management and dissemination of company information between Delphi and its financial constituents.

Eichenlaub, 36, is currently product line director, Automotive Holdings Group, located in Troy, Mich. In his new position, he will report to Timothy Knutson, Delphi's assistant treasurer. The appointment is effective June 1, 2005.

"Brian's extensive financial and operations knowledge, coupled with his 14 years of experience with Delphi, will be integral to the investor relations team," said John Sheehan, Delphi's acting chief financial officer. "He will continue to build important relationships with the investor community and provide the same high level of transparency of accessibility that Charles brought to the position."

Eichenlaub began his automotive career in 1991 with the former Chassis division of General Motors in Kettering, Ohio. In 1994, he became a plant analyst at Delphi's Energy & Chassis Sandusky, Ohio facility. In 1997, Eichenlaub joined Delphi's controllers' staff in Troy, Mich., as an income statement sector analyst, where he also assisted in financial activities related to Delphi's initial public offering and spin off from GM.

In 1999, he was appointed budget/forecast & reporting manager, and helped launch the newly formed division, Delphi Products & Service Solutions. In 2001, he became finance director for Delphi Integrated Service Solutions, where he was responsible for finance, operations, purchasing, information technology, and integration activities. In 2003, Eichenlaub was appointed forecast & budget manager for the newly formed Automotive Holdings Group.

Eichenlaub received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Catawba College, in Salisbury, N.C., in 1991, and a master's of business administration from the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio, in 1994.