Leadership / Board of Directors
Chairman / Chief Executive Officer of Dana Incorporated
James K. Kamsickas is chairman and chief executive officer of Dana Incorporated, which supplies engineered solutions that improve the efficiency, performance, and sustainability of powered vehicles and machinery around the world.
Under Jim’s leadership, the company has grown sales by nearly 75 percent, surpassing $10 billion in sales. Dana has also executed 14 acquisitions, transforming its more than 100-year industrial foundation as a leading mechanical systems supplier to also include full e-Propulsion and e-Thermal system management capabilities. Today, Dana is the only supplier capable of offering a complete, fully integrated, in-house electrified system across all mobility markets.
With manufacturing and technical centers in 31 countries on six continents, and more than 40,000 people globally, the company has been named a top employer in many regions of the world for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. Dana was recognized by Newsweek as one of America's "most responsible companies,” “greatest workplaces for diversity,” and “greatest workplaces 2023” and honored by Ethisphere as one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies.” The company also ranked highest among its core competitors on the prestigious Drucker Institute list of best-managed companies, improving 79 spots to #276.
Jim is one of the most experienced and longstanding industry veterans with more than 30 years in the mobility business, including more than 17 years as a CEO, spanning the commercial-vehicle, light-vehicle, off-highway, aftermarket, and industrial segments. He has led global organizations that supply significant vehicle content, including powertrains, interiors, acoustics, exteriors, seating, electrodynamics, sealing, thermal, mechanical systems, and aftersales and service.
Prior to joining Dana in 2015, Jim was president and CEO of International Automotive Components (IAC) for eight years. In addition, he served as head of Lear Corporation’s Interior Systems Division and held several additional senior leadership roles within that organization.
Jim has actively represented the interests of the automotive supply industry in U.S. congressional proceedings and the broader mobility supply industry as a member of the President of the United States’ council on manufacturing and job creation. He has also served on Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis supplier councils. In 2020, Jim was honored by The Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) with the prestigious Triangle Award for his contributions to the vehicle supplier industry. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI) and the United Way of Greater Toledo and is a member of the Toledo Rotary Foundation.
Jim earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Michigan State University. He also holds an honorary Doctorate of Commercial Science from Central Michigan University.