LEADERSHIP

Dr. Donald R. James

Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Donald R. James is Chief Executive Officer of Solero Technologies. Based in the Rochester Hills headquarters, Dr. James is responsible for driving Solero’s vision and strategic direction while ensuring long-term profitable growth. Additionally, he oversees all sales, engineering, and operations for the company.

Dr. James brings 25 years of automotive industry leadership experience to the CEO role. Prior to joining Solero, he served as the president of the Americas and an executive committee member at Joyson Safety Systems. In addition, Dr. James served in a variety of global leadership positions at Continental AG and Federal-Mogul Corporation in both North America and Europe. Dr. James earned a Doctorate in Business with a focus on Sustainability & Sustainable Product Development and a Master’s in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Michigan. In addition to his role at Solero, he serves on the Board of Directors of Saia, Inc.

Dr. James lives in Troy, Michigan and enjoys reading, cycling and travel.

  • Dr. Donald R. James

    Dr. Donald R. James

    Chief Executive Officer
    MI
  • Chris Byrd

    Chris Byrd

    Vice President, Human Resources
    MS
  • Maru Cahill

    Maru Cahill

    Director, Quality & Program Management
    MI
  • Brett Peglowski

    Brett Peglowski

    Director, Product Engineering
    MI
  • Gary Stites

    Gary Stites

    Director, Operational Controlling
    MS
  • Tom Tkach

    Tom Tkach

    Plant Manager
    MS
  • Tom Villerot

    Tom Villerot

    Vice President, Sales
    MI
  • Rosemary Welsh

    Rosemary Welsh

    Director, Purchasing & Supply Chain
    MS