Last week, Jean-François Tarabbia was appointed Senior Vice-President of Research & Development and Product Marketing at Valeo Group.
My first reaction when the information came, was to think of his predecessor; Martin Haub passed away on Christmas Eve a year and half ago.
I remember his vision on lighting and on the importance of CO 2 reduction without forgetting his three big achievements during the 15 years he was at Valeo: building domains which led to the creation of today’s four business groups, promotion of the advanced driver assistance, and most of all his human comportment in front of his contributors .
We will not forget the recollections of some of our community’s top minds:
• Wolfgang Huhn, Audi: A very rare talent in this high level. We will miss him.
• Ingolf Schneider, Opel : He was an excellent part of our lighting community and had a very strong reputation as technical marketing specialist.
– Douglas Bolduc, Automotive News Europe: He was one of the most knowledgeable executives I’ve ever met.
– Johachim Matthes, Valeo: He just loved technology and was passionate to encourage others to embark on the same journey into the future.
We miss Martin, his competency, and his kindness.
Our thoughts are with his wife and with his sons as Valeo celebrate their 90 th anniversary.
DVN Editor in Chief