Inteva has announced three appointments in Europe where the supplier has 15 manufacturing and R&D development sites in eight countries, serving automakers with roof systems, interior and closure systems, motors and electronics.

Andrés Keve is now executive director, Roof Systems after joining Inteva in June as the executive in charge of the global Roof Systems product line.

Keve was previously vice president, Business Unit Aftermarket for Huf Hulsbeck and Furst, where he had also served as vice president for Global Sales, reporting to the Board. Prior to those assignments, he had similar experiences at Lear Corporation, AT Kearney and United Technologies Automotive. 

Jose Teixeira has also become executive director of Quality after joining Inteva on 1 October.

Teixeira brings to Inteva more than 25 years of global manufacturing experience. Most recently, he served as Global Corporate Quality director for Ficosa International.

During his tenure with Ficosa, he also held positions as interim CEO, North Africa; COO, North America; general manager, Berne, plant; and plant manager, Maia, Portugal. Prior to joining Ficosa, Teixeira was general manager and plant manager at Simoldes Plasticos.

He previously held positions with Fhest SGPS, Philips Consumer Electronics and Renault/Nissan. 

Patrick Stewart is now vice president, general manager Europe after starting in June. Since Inteva's founding in 2008 until this assignment, he had served as Inteva's vice president and executive director, Interior Systems, with global responsibility for the Interior Systems product line.

Prior to 2008, Stewart held a wide variety of assignments at Delphi and other suppliers.

Previous positions included launch manager; manager, Global Product Engineering, Interior Systems; and chief engineer of Interior Systems and Cockpits. 

All three executives report directly to Lon Offenbacher, Inteva CEO and president; all are based in Dietzenbach, Germany.

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