Visteon has named Christian Garcia executive vice president and chief financial officer, effective 1 October. He recently was senior vice president, finance, and acting chief financial officer for Halliburton Company, a global provider of products and services to the energy industry.
Reporting to president and CEO Sachin Lawande, Garcia will head all financial activities including accounting, treasury, tax, audit and investor relations. He also will oversee mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and information technology.
William Robertson, interim CFO since 31 March, will continue as vice president and corporate controller.
Garcia, 52, has more than 30 years of financial experience and has held a variety of roles in the energy, software and consulting, and business equipment manufacturing industries.
Lawande said: “Garcia’s track record of financial leadership and proven ability to drive growth at technology-focused companies aligns with our vision of global leadership in the fast-growing automotive electronics and software segment.
Garcia said: “Visteon has significant technical, engineering, and growing software capabilities that will enable the company to capitalise on the industry shift toward the connected car.”
Before Halliburton, Garcia held a series of senior financial positions with Landmark Graphics, a software and consulting provider that was acquired by Halliburton in 1996. Prior to joining Landmark, he worked at Bell and Howell and San Miguel in the Philippines in various roles.