Vilmar Fistrol assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer of the LATAM region for CNH Industrial in 2013.
Prior to this, Mr. Fistarol was appointed Head of Group Purchasing for Fiat Chrysler and named a member of the Fiat Chrysler Group Executive Council (GEC) on September 1, 2011.
Mr. Fistarol was appointed Director of Human Resources with Fiat Group Automobiles Latin America in June 2010. Concurrently, he was appointed Executive Vice President of Fiat Group Automobiles Argentina. Prior to this role, he was President and CEO of Teksid (Fiat Group Foundry NAFTA and Mercosul) from January 2008.
From 2005 to 2007, he was Vice President of Purchasing for Fiat in Latin America. From 2001 to 2005, during the joint venture GM-Fiat WW Purchasing, he was the Vice President for Purchasing Operations Fiat Latin America and Vice President of Powertrain and Metallic Purchasing for Latin America, Africa and Middle East. From 1991 to 2001, he served in various roles within Purchasing including Director of Fiat Auto Argentina Purchasing, Purchasing Director of Fiat Auto Metallic Italy and Director of Purchasing for GM-Fiat Powertrain Europe.
Mr. Fistarol worked in various roles for Agrale from 1981 to 1991 and for the Metallurgical Division of Abramo Eberle-casting from 1978 to 1980.
He trained in metallurgy at the Technical School Tupy- SC, and graduated in Business Administration at the University of Caxias do Sul, in addition to obtaining an MBA in FDC/Kellogg School of Management in the U.S. and an MBA in FDC/INSEAD in France. Mr. Fistarol was President of Brazil SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) in 2007-2008 and still serving as a member of the Advisory Board.
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