Brian Pour is President and Chief Executive Officer for Auria.
Previously, Pour was Chief Operating Officer for International Automotive Components (IAC), where he was responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the global Commercial, Engineering, R&D, Procurement, Quality and Operational aspects of the business. Prior to that assignment, Pour served as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing for IAC where he directed and oversaw IAC’s global Commercial, Engineering, R&D, Procurement, Quality and Operational aspects of the business.
From 2007-15, Pour was based in Shanghai, China as Vice President of North Asia, responsible for the Company’s Commercial, Engineering and Manufacturing operations across China, Japan and South Korea. Among his achievements in Asia, Pour played a critical role in establishing and growing IAC’s presence across the region. This included setting up engineering centers in Shanghai, China; Pune, India; Nagoya, Japan; and Incheon, South Korea; organically growing top line revenue by more than 18 times; establishing market presence in all four of IAC’s core commodity groups; and, set up and launching of 16 new greenfield and brownfield manufacturing sites across the region.
Prior to IAC, Pour spent six years with Lear Corporation where he served as Engineering Director for the Asian OEM business unit. He began his automotive career with Textron Automotive Co. where he spent six years serving in a variety of program management and engineering positions both in the US and Japan.
Pour received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Kettering University in Michigan.
Scott Kehoe is Chief Financial Officer for Auria, responsible for oversight of corporate accounting functions, shared services, tax and treasury.
Previously, Kehoe was the Chief Financial Officer for International Automotive Components (IAC) global Soft Trim & Acoustics segment. In this role, he was responsible for the business segment’s corporate accounting functions, shared services, tax, treasury, commercial/operational/procurement finance, internal controls and compliance. Kehoe has more than 20 years of Finance and automotive supplier experience to this role.
Previously, Kehoe served as CFO of automotive supplier Varroc Lighting Systems. Prior to that, he served in various regional and global Finance and Treasury positions at IAC, including his last role as Vice President and Global Treasurer from 2012 to 2014. Kehoe also served as Vice President, Treasurer and Director of Investor Relations at automotive parts supplier Noble International, Ltd. Other career positions included a stint as Executive Director of Finance at Plastech Engineered Products, Inc.
Scott earned his Bachelor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan.
Maurice Sessel is Chief Operating Officer for Auria. In this role, Sessel is responsible for planning, directing and overseeing the global Commercial, Engineering, R&D, Procurement, Quality and Operational aspects of the business.
Previously, Sessel was Chief Operating Officer, Soft Trim & Acoustics, International Automotive Components (IAC) where he was responsible for all primary central business functions for the company’s global Soft Trim & Acoustics business, including Commercial, Engineering, Operations, Quality and Procurement. Prior to that role, he was President, North America for IAC, and was responsible for all primary central business functions for the North American region. In addition, he set strategy and oversaw the global core Engineering and R&D functions. Sessel also was Senior Vice President of Global Engineering at IAC.
Before joining IAC, he worked in several senior leadership roles at Lear Corporation (1998 – 2007) including Vice President of Global Trim Operations, Vice President of Mexican Operations, Vice President of Chrysler Car and Jeep Platforms, Vice President of Ford Truck and Van Platforms and Vice President of Engineering for the Interior Systems Division. Sessel started his automotive career at Ford Motor Company in 1983 where over the next 15 years he held numerous positions in engineering and manufacturing operations including, Engineering Manager of Poland Operations, Vehicle Launch Manager for Automotive Components Division, Area Manager for the Saline Plant and Assistant Plant Manager for the Sheldon Road Plant.
Sessel received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
Qiuming Yang is the Executive Vice President for Auria, responsible for leading and overseeing corporate development (M&A, joint ventures and strategic alliances), marketing and communications, investor relations and Corporate Strategy development.
Prior to his current role, Yang was Vice President of International Automotive Components (IAC) China, headquartered in Shanghai, where he was responsible for the Commercial, Engineering and Manufacturing operations across China. Concurrently, he also held the position of General Manager of the Shanghai IAC Songjiang Automotive Carpet and Acoustics Co., Ltd. joint venture. During his time at IAC, Yang played a critical role in successfully growing and diversifying the customer base, expanded the company’s product portfolio offering across the region, added seven new facilities to the operation and more than tripled the sales for the company.
Prior to joining the company, Yang spent more than a decade with Lear Corporation in a variety of positions, including Business Development Manager, Shanghai Door Trim Plant Operations Director and Shanghai Carpet Plant Manager.
Yang earned his Bachelor of Science degree in scientific English and computer science from Shanghai Second Polytechnic University, his master of engineering degree from Dong Hua University and his Executive Master of Business Administration from the China European International Business School.
Rich Zeff is Vice President, Human Resources, for Auria. In that role, he is responsible for leading global Human Resources for the company in North America, Europe, Asia and South Africa.
Previously, Zeff had been Senior Director, Human Resources for International Automotive Components (IAC) since the company’s inception in North America in 2007. In that role, he oversaw HR teams and activities for several manufacturing facilities in the US and Canada. Zeff also led the HR function throughout all countries in Asia from 2014-17.
Prior to his time with IAC, Zeff worked with Lear Corporation as a Labor Director, responsible for overseeing labor relations and negotiating collective bargaining agreements in many of Lear’s US and Canadian plants. Before his time at Lear, Zeff practiced law in Baltimore, Maryland from 1984 to 1994, specializing in labor and employment matters where his practice focused on bringing labor and management together to solve complex challenges.
Zeff earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and his Juris Doctor from New York Law School.