Seating, electrical and electronic systems Tier 1 supplier Lear has named Jason Cardew senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective 1 November, 2019.

He will report to president and CEO Ray Scott.

Cardew will replace Jeffrey Vanneste who, after more than 20 years with the company, retires on 31 October.

He will continue in a non-executive, consulting and advisory role to Lear's senior management team until the end of February 2020.

Cardew will be responsible for global financial strategy and financial activities, including accounting, financial transactions and controls, financial reporting, corporate business planning and analysis, and treasury and tax matters worldwide.

Since joining the company in 1992, Cardew has held various operational and commercial finance roles with increasing responsibility, including VP of financial planning and analysis, interim CFO and, most recently, VP of finance for Lear's seating and e-systems businesses.

"I am excited to be appointed to this role and help guide Lear through a period of extraordinary opportunity in the auto industry," Cardew said.

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