SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Tianjin (TJ) Liu has been appointed vice president of Body Component Systems for DENSO International America’s (DIAM) Engineering division. As vice president, Liu is responsible for overseeing the design and development of instrument clusters, head-up displays, body control modules, smart systems, haptic control devices, and other information and safety products and technologies. The position was effective April 1, 2013.
Previously, Liu served as director of Body Component Systems where he oversaw the design and development of instrument clusters, body control modules, memory seat modules, relays, and more for DENSO’s customers from initial concept stages through product phase-out.
Liu joined DIAM in 1993 as senior engineer in the Driver Information department where he was responsible for cluster design for Chrysler mini-vans. He was promoted to staff engineer in 1995 and manager in 1998. In 2001, Liu was appointed to senior manager of Body Component Systems I.
Prior to joining DENSO, Liu worked as a teacher and research assistant at the University of Hawaii; in Honolulu, Hawaii. He later served as a computer integrated manufacturing specialist at the IBM-Oakland Community College Technical Center in Auburn Hills, Mich.; and as a project engineer at Invenio Engineering Services in Warren, Mich.
Liu received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Zhejiang University in HangZhou, China. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Liu’s extensive experience in information and safety systems will help strengthen and expand DENSO’s engineering capability in North America.
He is an active member of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and Detroit Economic Club.
DENSO Names Liu Vice President of BCS
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 36 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs more than 130,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013, totaled US$38.1 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.4 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.
Currently, in North America, DENSO employs more than 14,000 people at 28 consolidated companies and affiliates. Of these, 26 are manufacturing facilities located in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. In the U.S. alone, DENSO employs more than 10,000 people in California, Michigan, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, and Arkansas. DENSO’s North American consolidated sales totaling US$6.8 billion for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2013.
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