Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> May 31, 1999

John F. Feidler – Borg-warner Automotive

JOHN F. FIEDLER is Chairman of the Board of Directors of BorgWarner Inc., as well as a Director of the company. He most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of the company, having been named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in January 1995. Prior to that, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer. Before joining BorgWarner in June 1994, Mr. Fiedler was Executive Vice President of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company where he was responsible for North American Tires. Mr. Fiedler's 29-year career with Goodyear included numerous sales, marketing and manufacturing positions in the US and the Far East. He also served as President of Retread Systems Company and Kelly Springfield Tire Company, both divisions of Goodyear. Mr. Fiedler earned a Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Kent State University in 1960 and, as a Sloan Fellow, received his Master's degree in Business from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Roadway Express, Mohawk Industries and Cooper Tire & Rubber Company. He is also a member of the Kent State Centennial Commission and on the Board of Trustees of the Manufacturers Alliance/MAPI. Chicago-based BorgWarner is a product leader in highly engineered components and systems for vehicle powertrain applications worldwide. The company operates manufacturing and technical facilities in 43 locations in 14 countries. Customers include Ford, DaimlerChrysler, General Motors, Toyota, Honda, Hyundai/Kia, Caterpillar, Navistar International, PSA and VW Group. Profile
TWST: Give us a brief overview, and a little bit of the history of Borg-

Warner, just to set the stage for the readers?

Mr. Fiedler: Borg-Warner was founded in 1928 by a group of