Joyson Safety Systems (formerly Key Safety Systems – KSS), a leading global supplier of mobility safety systems, has announced the appointment of Guido Durrer as its global president and chief executive officer. His appointment is effective immediately.

A 30-year veteran of the automotive industry, Mr Durrer joins Joyson Safety Systems from ThyssenKrupp-Presta, where he previously served as chairman and CEO. He has been a senior adviser to Joyson Safety Systems since earlier this year.

Commenting on the appointment, Joyson Safety Systems chairman Jeff Wang said, “Guido brings significant global leadership and industry expertise to Joyson Safety Systems following the company’s recent formation through the combination of Key Safety Systems and substantially all of the global assets of Takata Corporation. I look forward to working closely with Guido and to leveraging his experience as we strengthen and grow Joyson Safety Systems’ position as a world-class leader in automotive safety.”

Mr Durrer succeeds Mr Tang, an executive director of Joyson Safety Systems who had served as interim global president while the company conducted its search for a permanent global president and chief executive officer. Mr Tang will remain with the organisation as a senior adviser to Mr Wang and Mr Durrer. He will also continue his role as an executive director on the Joyson Safety Systems board of directors.

Mr Wang added, “I would like to thank Yuxin Tang for his strong leadership and contributions to Joyson Safety Systems, including his work to close the Takata acquisition and set the company on a strong path for the future.”

Joyson Safety Systems (JSS), formerly known as Key Safety Systems (KSS) was formed as a result of the merger between KSS and Takata Corporation after KSS acquired Takata.