Stéphane CASSAR


En résumé

General Management - 17 years in innovation and development in Automotive embedded mechatronics.

Innovative - Analytical - Determined to succeed - Spirited management of human potentials


Mes compétences :
Change Management (EML)
Business Plan (EML)
Transversal and Direct Management
Embedded Systems
Composites materials


  • JTEKT - General Manager - Technical Projects

    IRIGNY 2014 - maintenant n charge of the technical development of JTEKT’s first Global Platform project

    - Technical relation with the customer
    - Reporting at Director and VP level
    - Technical cost target
    - Project Leaders and their permanent teams

    - 17 Mio€ budget / 60-full-time-equivalent team, German OEM, 3 SOPs in 3 regions USA, EU, CN
    - Definition and deployment of a specific engineering organization and a global working way
    - Evolution of development processes and practices within the ISO 26262 functional safety standard
  • JTEKT - Deputy General Manager – reporting to European R&D Director

    IRIGNY 2012 - 2014 New position within JTEKT Europe organization - reporting to R&D Director
    Technology promotion on European Market – Strategic roadmaps

    External achievements
    - Promotion of standard products and strategic roadmaps in front of OEMs Engineering and Purchasing
    - In-house and public fairs
    - Cooperation contracts with OEMs for innovations and advanced developments
    - Publications in international congresses - Germany

    Internal achievements
    - Representation of EU trends and roadmaps within JTEKT Global Roadmap
    - Development of synergies between Engineering and Sales Departments
    - Charged by VP of a change management project group to identify a new organization model for advanced phases
  • JTEKT - Engineering Manager – System and Functions development

    IRIGNY 2010 - 2012 - Development of the group’s cutting-edge control logic for premium performance and robustness of steering feel. SOP in 2012 with PSA.
    - Creation of the group’s first global team for 2018’s next generation control logic - Asia / North America / Europe. Skills analysis, job and responsibility sharing, workshops.
    - Development of Driving Assistance Functions. SOP en 2013.
    - Direct Management of embedded functions and structure dynamics sections.
  • JTEKT - Engineering Manager – Advanced projects and system core engineering

    IRIGNY 2006 - 2010 - Responsible for the technical offers to OEMs - 100% business awarded within 2007 - 2010 - Renault, PSA, BMW, Daimler.
    - Creation of system core section, with V-cycle design and justification tools, requirements traceability, synergies with OEMS in advanced phases.
    - Participation in the definition of the technical center management chart. Deployed in 2009.
  • JTEKT Europe - Product Project Leader for BMW

    2002 - 2006 - First business with BMW – First EPS for BMW. SOP 2006
    - Management of international team : Asia / France / Germany / Great-Britain
    - « Golden Steering system » award in Germany.
    - Group’s best product profitability till present.
  • Renault Trucks - ITS innovation Project leader –Automated truck platoon

    Saint-Priest France 2000 - 2002 - Design, realization, evaluation of fully automated truck convoys.
    - Representation of Renault Trucks in front of ITS and partners (Daimler, Iveco, Wabco, ZF)
    - Demonstrations to specialized press.
  • Robert Bosch Gmbh - Vehicle Application Engineer – Electronic Stability Program

    Saint Ouen Cedex 1998 - 2000 - Application of the first ESP on PSA’s platform 2.
    - Development of new functions to adapt ESP to Front Wheel Drive cars.
    - German working team. Organization of test drives in extreme conditions.



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