Antonio Valencia serves as senior vice president of Dana China and Oceania. He is responsible for overseeing all activities in China and the Oceania region, including, but not limited to, sales, quality, continuous improvement initiatives, profitability, and both organic and inorganic growth strategies. In addition, he provides operational support, guidance, and oversight for Dana to Dongfeng Dana Axle Company (DDAC), our joint venture with Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle. In addition, he will also provide strategic input through the DDAC Board of Directors.
Antonio joined Dana in 2012 as director of operational excellence for the Asia Pacific region, based in Shanghai, China. Prior to his current position, he served as senior director of operations and operational excellence for Dana’s Off-Highway Driveline business. In that role, he was responsible for general management support of seven plants in Europe, North America, and South America, as well as leading our lean and continuous-improvement initiatives within the global Off-Highway business.
Before coming to Dana, Antonio worked in a number of operational, general management, and continuous-improvement positions at Arvin Meritor, Inteva Products, Thompson Systems, and Baracoda. During that time, he gained strong international experience, having managed turnaround initiatives in a number of countries, including France, Thailand, China, and Mexico.
Antonio earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Lycée A Dhuoda University in Nines, France, and a master’s degree in ceramic engineering from ENSCI University in Limoges, France. He is fluent in French, Spanish, and English and can also speak Italian.