TI Fluid Systems Appoints Janis N. Acosta as Chief Legal Officer & Company Secretary

  • TI Fluid Systems has appointed Janis N. Acosta as Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary
  • Janis brings over 20 years of global tier-one automotive supply experience to the role
  • Hans Dieltjens, President and CEO of TI Fluid Systems: “We are delighted to have Janis on board at what is an exciting period of growth and transition for our business”

AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN, USA (28 August 2023) — TI Fluid Systems (TIFS), a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, today announced the appointment of Janis N. Acosta as the company’s Chief Legal Officer and Company Secretary.

Acosta has over 20 years of experience in the global tier-one automotive supply industry. She has led high-performing legal teams and managed legal strategy in senior leadership positions at International Automotive Components (IAC) Group and Lear Corporation, including as Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at IAC Group and Deputy General Counsel at Lear Corporation. As a former global legal executive and partner at international law firm Winston & Strawn LLP, her background includes experience in mergers and acquisitions,  capital markets transactions, corporate governance, regulatory and legal compliance, as well as commercial and cross-border transactions.

Based at TIFS’ company headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Acosta will be a key figure in the executive committee, responsible for overseeing the company’s legal and regulatory affairs on a global basis. She replaces David Ludlow, who has held the role of Interim Chief Legal Officer since April 2023.

Hans Dieltjens, President and CEO of TI Fluid Systems, said, “With a sharp legal mind and extensive experience in tier-one automotive businesses, Janis is an excellent addition to our executive team. We are delighted to have her on board at what is an exciting period of growth and transition for our company.”

To find out more about TI Fluid Systems, visit www.tifluidsystems.com.


About TI Fluid Systems

TI Fluid Systems is a global innovator of thermal and fluid system solutions for the full range of current and developing vehicle architectures. Serving all major automotive manufacturers, with more than 100 years of automotive supply experience; TI Fluid Systems operates across 28 countries with a commitment to improving efficiency, performance and sustainability worldwide.

Committing to the future: TI Fluid Systems commits to the SBTi

TI Fluid Systems has finalised a letter of commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi), marking a significant step for our business.  The letter, which has been sent to the body for validation, sets out the internal targets we have set for the business.

In setting ourselves a target to reduce our Scope 1 & 2 emissions by 50% in the coming years and our Scope 3 emissions by 30% by 2030, we are demonstrating our commitment to a future built on greater sustainability.

SBTi is a global body that empowers businesses to set ambitious emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science. Its short-term goal is to accelerate a 50% reduction in the emissions of businesses globally before 2030, before achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

The SBTi Commitment is a collaborative initiative between the United Nations (UN) Global Compact, CDP,  the World Resources Institute, the World Wide Fund for Nature, and the We Mean Business Coalition. Its purpose is to define and promote the best practice in science-based target setting, as well as to offer resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adopting these targets, and independently assess and approve the targets set.

This is the latest of many sustainability measures that we have taken in recent years. For example, we have opened three state-of-the-art e-Mobility Innovation Centers in Germany, Japan and South Korea over the last 15 months to help our customers navigate the transition to electric vehicles. We have also worked with the CDP to disclose our environmental data, and have committed to participating in the UN Global Compact.

It is essential that we take tangible steps toward a sustainable future for our business, our employees, their families and our customers. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s latest forecasts indicate that limiting the global temperature to 1.5°C is still a possibility, although we are moving dangerously close to the threshold. Urgent action must therefore be taken by businesses all over the world.

For more information on the SBTi, go to www.sciencebasedtargets.org.

Kicking off the new season

In recent years, TI Fluid Systems employees in Poland have laced up their boots and taken to the football pitch to represent the company. Consisting of mostly TIFS employees, the team participates in the local business league in Bielsko-Biała and will begin its fourth season in the competition in August. As you can see, the team’s kit is sponsored by TI Fluid Systems, with the company’s logo taking pride of place as the logo of the team.

Last time out, the team achieved a respectable 9th place finish in the league. In their attempts to be as successful on the pitch as they are in the workplace, our band of footballers have competed in the first division of the league, and have come close to winning a number of tournaments, ultimately finishing second and third.

The team provides TIFS employees with the opportunity to get together outside of their place of work and have fun with their colleagues. With our Polish team consisting of multiple departments, some employees will find themselves lining up alongside people that they don’t typically come across at work.

We are extremely proud of the efforts of our football team in Bielsko-Biała, and we look forward to hearing about their upcoming season. The team is one of many TIFS football line-ups across the world, so keep a lookout for updates on some of the others.