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 Mr. Kamsickas’ leadership, the company has grown sales by 30 percent and executed 12 acquisitions over the past four years, establishing Dana, historically a mechanical company, as a complete electric-vehicle propulsion system supplier.
With more than 38,000 people globally, Dana has approximately 150 major manufacturing and technical centers in 33 countries on six continents. It is a people-centric organization with a strong focus on inclusion and diversity, demonstrated by Mr. Kamsickas actively participating in the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, which is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion within the workplace. Dana has been named a top employer of choice around the world and its World Headquarters was named Top Workplace in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan the past four years.
Mr. Kamsickas is one of the most experienced and longstanding industry veterans with more than 30 years in the mobility business, spanning the light-vehicle, commercial-vehicle, and off-highway segments. He has led global organizations that supply significant vehicle content, including powertrains, interiors, acoustics, exteriors, seating, electrodynamics, sealing, thermal, industrial motion, aftermarket components, and systems.
Prior to joining Dana in 2015, Mr. Kamsickas 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.
Mr. Kamsickas 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 Fiat Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors supplier councils. In 2020, Mr. Kamsickas 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.
Mr. Kamsickas 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 degree, Doctorate of Commercial Science, from Central Michigan University.