Senior Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific Operations
Jay Kunkel joined Lear Corporation on June 1, 2013 as President of Asia-Pacific Operations. In this position, Jay is responsible for overseeing all of Lear’s operations in Asia and implementing the Company’s growth strategy in the Asia-Pacific region. Jay reports to Lear’s President and CEO and he is a member of the Company’s Executive Committee.
Jay has 25 years of working experience in Asia as a senior international executive with proven capabilities in managing culturally diverse organizations. Prior to joining Lear, Mr. Kunkel served as President Asia and as a Member of the Automotive Management Board for Continental A.G. Jay joined Continental A.G. in February 2005 as President Asia and Member of the Management Board. In December 2007, he was elevated to Member of the Automotive Management Board.
Prior to joining Continental A.G., Jay served as a Director for SRP International Group Ltd., and earlier in his career he held various positions of increasing responsibility at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Visteon, Mitsubishi and Chrysler.
Jay received Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Marketing and International Affairs from Western Michigan University.