Carla Bailo has been appointed the new president and CEO at the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Bailo, who will assume the role later this year, has a long track record of innovation and success as vice president at SEA International and as assistant vice president for mobility research at Ohio State University.
“Now is the ideal time for Carla Bailo to become CAR’s next chief executive officer. With her proven credentials in leading research and development and her expertise in mobility, Carla is the perfect individual to guide our organization through unprecedented changes in our industry,” said Jay Baron, CEO at CAR.
“Our board has selected a strong and dynamic leader and I am confident that she will thrive in today’s environment, where rapidly developing technologies present exceptional opportunities for vision, creativity, and leadership.”
Bailo, who has 35 years of experience in the automotive industry, previously served as senior vice president of research and development for Nissan North America – controlling a US$500m budget and 2,500 employees – as well as spending 10 years at General Motors in various divisions.
“Considering the disruption in the industry today, CAR is well poised to research and support our industry and government partners in all areas of mobility,” said Bailo.
“I have been involved with CAR for several years while working in the industry and am very much looking forward to working with such a talented team as well as leading CAR through the new era of mobility.”
October 17, 2017