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 and executed 14 acquisitions, transforming Dana’s more than 100-year industrial foundation as a leading mechanical systems supplier to also include full e-Propulsion and e-Thermal system management capabilities.
With more than 40,000 people globally, Dana has approximately 140 major manufacturing and technical centers in 31 countries on six continents. The company has been named a top employer of choice in every region of the world, as well as one of “America’s Most Responsible Companies” for its emphasis on sustainability and social responsibility. Dana is a people-centric organization with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion and employee engagement.
Jim is one of the most experienced and longstanding industry veterans with more than 30 years in the mobility business, including more than 16 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 service parts.
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.