TI Fluid Systems’ Regional Business Structure Completed as Julien Plenchette Joins the Company as President for the Americas

  • Julien Plenchette has joined TI Fluid Systems (TIFS) as President – Americas, effective 08 April 2024


AUBURN HILLS, MICHIGAN, USA (08 April 2024) — TI Fluid Systems (TIFS), a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, has strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of Julien Plenchette as President – Americas.

Plenchette is a seasoned automotive executive with over 20 years’ experience in the industry, including senior positions with other leading tier-one automotive suppliers such as ZF/Wabco, LS Automotive and Valeo. He was latterly Managing Director and Vice President of Aptiv’s Active Safety and User Experience Business Unit in North America.

Completing TIFS’ regional leadership team, Plenchette joins President for Asia Pacific, Henri Tsang, and President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa, Steve Vercauteren. The Group’s regional structure has been in place since 1 January 2024, improving alignment with customers, increasing flexibility to shift resources between product lines and creating synergy opportunities. Moreover, it enhances regional leaders’ agility to respond to changes in their markets, particularly the transition to electrification which is occurring at different speeds in regions.

This appointment also allows Stefan Rau to focus on his role as Chief Operating Officer, leading the Group’s operational efficiency and productivity programmes to drive progress towards TIFS’ mid-term targets and ensure long-term cost competitiveness.

Hans Dieltjens, CEO and President of TI Fluid Systems said, “We have built a strong, well-balanced leadership team with a broad range of skills and experience. I am delighted to welcome Julien as President of the Americas and look forward to working with him to build on our positive momentum.

I would also like to thank Stefan for taking on the role of President for the Americas over the last few months in addition to his COO role. Productivity and efficiency have always been in TIFS’ DNA and we are well on track with implementing planned initiatives.

Our prospects are exciting, our Taking-the-Turn strategy is delivering, and our propulsion agnostic portfolio means we are ideally positioned for the industry transition. These organizational changes will support the continued execution of our strategy as we strengthen our position as an industry leader.”


About TI Fluid Systems

TI Fluid Systems is a global innovator of thermal and fluid systems 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 26 countries with a commitment to improving efficiency, performance and sustainability worldwide.