Senior Vice President of Global Electrification, China, and India
Antonio Valencia serves as senior vice president of global electrification, China, and India for Dana responsible for electric vehicle (EV) product and systems engineering, sales, product management and planning, and manufacturing operations, including central EV quality for these businesses. He works with Dana’s four business units and engineering to ensure that the company is providing customers with class-leading electric and electro-mechanical solutions that fit their needs, while also capitalizing on the synergies available across engineering, purchasing, human resources, finance, and operations as it relates to these businesses.
Antonio joined Dana in 2012, as director of operational excellence for the Asia Pacific region, based in Shanghai, China, before being named senior director of operations and operational excellence for Dana’s Off-Highway Driveline Technologies business. He most recently served as senior vice president, Asia and Oceania responsible for all activities in China and the Oceania region, including sales, quality, continuous improvement initiatives, profitability, and both organic and inorganic growth strategies. In addition, Antonio provided operational oversight for Dana to Dongfeng Dana Axle Company (DDAC), a joint venture with Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle and gave strategic input through the DDAC board of directors. He also led all aspects of the industrial business for Dana.
Before coming to Dana, Antonio worked in a number of operational and business leadership positions at Arvin Meritor, Inteva Products, Thompson Systems, and Baracoda. During that time, he gained strong international experience, having managed turnaround initiatives in numerous 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.