As one of AIAG’s recently appointed board members, Vince Mastrangelo, vice president, quality, North America region for Continental North America, will focus on increasing awareness of AIAG’s training, guidelines, and best-practice processes across the industry.
Continental develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. In 2015, the corporation generated sales of €39.2 billion with its five divisions, Chassis & Safety, Interior, Powertrain, Tires, and ContiTech. Continental currently employs more than 218,000 people in 55 countries.
With 27 years in the auto industry, Mastrangelo has used AIAG’s training and materials “from the time I left university,” and says he is deepening his commitment because he’s seen firsthand how relevant the organization is to the industry.
“Not only is AIAG the holder of quality management system standards and guidelines for supply chain, quality, and corporate responsibility, it is also one of the few places where OEMs and suppliers come together to work on these initiatives,” he says. “At AIAG, we are not OEMs and suppliers — we are a true industry group working on challenges together.”
As vice president of quality, a position he has held since 2010, Mastrangelo is responsible for overseeing customer and supplier quality for Continental’s Interior, Powertrain, and Chassis & Safety divisions. Since joining the company in 1999, his leadership roles across Continental include director of chassis & safety sensorics for North America, as well as director of sensors, which led to a long-term foreign delegation in Frankfurt, Germany, with worldwide responsibility as director of the company’s Speed Sensors Product Center.
Mastrangelo earned a master’s degree in business administration from Michigan State University and a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering from Cornell University. He has received numerous certifications and recognitions in quality management and has served on AIAG’s advisory boards since 2014.
“I’m most excited to help increase awareness of AIAG’s wide offering of information, which leads to greater competence in a variety of areas,” he says. “It’s important that we are all advancing together because only through collaboration can the industry move forward.”