- Jesús María Herrera
- Ander Arenaza
- Lorea Aristizabal
- José Luis Castelo
- José Manuel Esmoris
- María Miñambres
- Susana Molinuevo
- Irache Pardo
- Alexandre Torres
- Justino Unamuno
- Aitor Zazpe
Jesús María Herrera Barandiaran
Jesús María Herrera is our CEO. A graduate of Business Studies and Economics from the Basque University, Mr. Herrera also holds a Master of International Expansion (from Euroforum). He joined CIE Automotive as CFO in 1991, also heading up the HR function for CIE Orbelan. In 1995, he was named Deputy Manager and in 1998 he was promoted to General Manager. In 2000, he took over management of CIE Brazil and in 2002, of CIE Plasfil. That same year he was named Global Director of CIE Plástico, a position he held until 2005, when he took up the general manager spot at CIE America. He has been the CEO of Autometal S.A. since 2010 and in 2011 he was named COO for the Group, although just a year later he would be named General Manager of CIE Automotive. In 2013, the Board of Directors appointed Mr. Herrera as CEO of CIE Automotive. He is also a director at Global Dominion Access, S.A.
Ander Arenaza Álvarez
Ander Arenaza Álvarez is our Director of Aluminum and Machining Divisions and CEO of Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited. He graduated with a degree in Industrial Engineering at the Superior Engineering School of Bilbao and also holds an MBA from Deusto University (Bilbao). He began his career in 1993 in Fagor Ederlan. In 2000 he joined Recyde Group as General Manager. When Recyde Group was taken over by CIE Automotive in 2007, Mr. Arenaza was appointed Machining Division Director. In 2009 he was also appointed Aluminum Division Director at CIE Automotive. Mr. Arenaza has been the Chief Executive Officer of Mahindra CIE Automotive Limited (the joint venture of CIE with Mahindra & Mahindra in India), which is listed on the Mumbai Stock Exchange since July 26, 2016.
Lorea Aristizabal Abasolo
Lorea Aristizabal Abasolo is our Director of Corporate Development. She holds a degree in Business Administration and a Master in Management, both by Deusto University. She began her career in 1999 in the Comisión Nacional del Sistema Eléctrico (currently CNMC). Mrs. Aristizabal later worked for Arthur Andersen y Cía., S.Com. (currently Deloitte España, S.L.) for almost four years. She joined our Company in 2003 in our Corporate Financial Department. Under Corporate Development, she has been leading our M&A and Investor Relations Departments since 2014 and also our Corporate Communication Department since 2016.
José Luis Castelo Sánchez
José Luis Castelo Sánchez is our Director of Stamping Mexico. He graduated in Industrial Delineation and mechanic Design. He joined the technical office of CIE Egaña in 1996 as Project and Design Responsible. Since 2005 he has been working in Mexico, firstly as Technical Director of CIE Celaya and since 2008 as Technical Director of CIE America. In 2015 he was also appointed General Manager of CIE Celaya, CIE Nugar and CIE Puebla.
José Manuel Esmoris Esmoris
José Manuel Esmoris Esmoris is our Director of R&D. He graduated as an industrial engineer. Mr. Esmoris began his career in Schulz KG in 1983 where he was first involved in product development. In 1990 he was appointed Technical Director of Schulz Ibérica S.A. and in 1992 he became manager of Tekomp GmbH. He joined CIE Automotive in 1994 as Technical Director of Autokomp GmbH. In 2000, he was appointed General Manager of Autokomp Ingeniería S.A. in the Basque region and since then has served as R&D Director of CIE Automotive. He is currently a Board Member and R+D Committee Chairman of SERNAUTO, Chairman of ACICAE (Basque region Automotive Cluster), Vice-Chairman of AIC (Automotive Intelligence Center) and in 2017, was a coordinator of the Grupo de Pilotaje de Fabricación Avanzada de la CAPV (Steering group of advanced manufacturing in the Basque region).
María Miñambres García
María Miñambres García is our Director of Corporate Controlling and Taxes. She holds a degree in Business Administration by the Basque University and a Master in Auditing by the IE Business School. Mrs. Miñambres also holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Deusto. She began her career in 2002 as Auditor in Deloitte and joined our Company in 2007 as Management Controller. She has been leading our Corporate Controlling and Taxes Departments since 2014.
Susana Molinuevo Apellániz
Susana Molinuevo Apellániz is our Director of ESG & Compliance. She holds a Degree in Economics and Finance by Deusto University. She began her career in 1992 as an auditor in PwC. In 1997 she entered Inssec as a controller, where she also developed tasks related to among other tasks, finance negotiations, M&A operations, and board reporting. Currently, she carries out those tasks in CIE holding companies and is now Director of ESG & Compliance in CIE Automotive.
Irache Pardo Villanueva is our Financial & Treasury Director and Corporate Purchasing Officer. She holds a degree in Economic Law from the University of Deusto, a Master in Purchasing Management from ICIL (2002) and a Superior Course in Management from DBS (2010). She started her career at Audi England, worked at Mulliez Group in France and in 1999 she joined Reckitt Benckiser for 9 years. She has been part of CIE Automotive since 2007, when she entered the Company as Corporate Purchasing Officer. In January 2019, she became Finance & Treasury Director, in combination with her previous duties.
Alexandre Torres Colomar
Alexandre Torres Colomar is our Director of Plastics Brazil. He holds a Business Administration degree by FAAP. He joined our Company in 1989 as Controlling Assistant of Autometal Diadema and later worked as Sales Manager. In 2002 he became General Manager of Camaçari plant and also of Dias D’Ávila and Durametal in 2011. In 2015, he was appointed Director of Plastics Brazil and in 2017 Director of Plastics Latin America.
Justino Unamuno Urcelay
Justino Unamuno Urcelay is the Managing Director of CIE Forging and Metal Divisions in Europe and China. Mr. Unamuno graduated in Mechanical Engineering at Mondragón University and has a Master degree in Production Management by the Nottingham Trent University in England. He has developed his career in companies such as Copreci, Alcorta Brockhaus, Indaux and GKN Driveline working in different management key positions. He joined CIE Automotive in 2004 as Managing Director of CIE Norma. In 2007, he was appointed Managing Director of CIE Egaña and in 2008 he took charge of all the plants of the Metal Division in Europe. In 2010, he was appointed Managing Director of the Forging Division in Europe and in 2011, Managing Director of Metal and Forging Chinese Operations.
Aitor Zazpe Goñi
Aitor Zazpe Goñi is our Director of Plastics Division Europe and Human Resources, as well as ACS Group Chairman. He holds a degree in industrial engineering. He began his career in 1995 in Ismanet. He then joined Orbelan Plásticos in 1995 as Commercial Manager, before moving to Tajo S. Coop, and then joining CIE Automotive in 2003, as a General Manager of CIE Orbelan. In 2011, he became Managing Director of Plastic Division in Europe and later, in 2014, became our ACS Group (Roof Systems Division) Chairman. He is also our Human Resources Director.