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Joseph Davis

Joseph Davis

Director of Engineering (NA & ASIA)

Gabriel North America

Greater Detroit Area, us

An accomplished and versatile Mechanical Engineer with more than 16 years of comprehensive experience in engineering and technology development within the automotive industry. I specialize in innovative and patentable concept generation and product development. I work within the light vehicle aftermarket, commercial vehicle a...

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Gabriel North America

Director of Engineering (NA & ASIA)

- Responsible for the management of PE groups
in China and the US, actively promoting
GABRIEL products in local markets. This
includes post launch support, and resolution
of field and customer complaints

- Recognized for being frugal, leading a team of
21 in China and 60 in the US, developing local
suppliers while simultaneously developing
future product strategies and product
roadmaps for the region including the
implementation of the local market capability
to develop products for the global market

- Overseeing an annual budget of 1 million
dollars for CAPEX and 7 million for an expense
budget

- Product Portfolio includes Shock Absorbers,
McPherson Struts, Coil-Over Shocks, Strut
Modules, Top Mounts with customers that
include Commercial Vehicle OE (Hendrickson,
Navistar, SAF) Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket
(GABRIEL Brand), Rec Vehicle OE (Polaris, John
Deere), Light Vehicle Aftermarket (Gabriel
Brand), RydeFX Aftermarket (GABRIEL Brand)

- Managing New Product Development in
innovative (patentable) products to cater to
local market – self compensating hydraulic
damper seal, and new valve system. Primary
activities include cost reduction and design to
Cost Projects. DFMEA for components and
systems. Develop methodologies to predict
performance, and reduce development lead
times

- Leveraging resources across ASIA (Consolidate
and approve production suppliers across
Asia), adapting Global Engineering Practices
and Execute in local market, evaluating
manpower resource requirements, recruit,
administer performance evaluation, and
deploy manpower resources as needed