Auburn Hills, Mich.-based Teijin Automotive Technologies' CEO Steve Rooney has decided to retire early from his roles, including general manager of the Teijin composite business unit, the company announced Oct. 3.
Rooney will support Teijin in an advisory role through October and November "to ensure a smooth transition" as Chris Twining transitions into the role of chief operating officer of the composites business unit and CEO of Teijin Automotive Technologies, according to an Oct. 3 news release. Masataka Akiyoshi will take over the role of general manager of the composites business unit.
Twining was previously president of Teijin Automotive Technologies North America. Akiyoshi previously served as Teijin's chief officer of corporate strategy.
"We are grateful to Steve for his dedication and commitment to Teijin Automotive Technologies," Akimoto Uchikawa, president and CEO of Teijin Group said in the release. "Under Steve's leadership, Teijin Automotive has experienced significant growth, while maintaining its leadership position in lightweighting innovations."