Thomas A. Finelli
Vice President - Purchasing and Supplier Quality
FCA - North America
Thomas Finelli was named Vice President - Purchasing and Supplier Quality, FCA - North America in August 2014. He is responsible for all purchasing and supplier quality activities, including both product-related components and indirect suppliers and services.
Previously, Finelli held the position of Director, Global Standardization for Purchasing in 2013. In this role, he was responsible for leading the development and implementation of standardization plans, to ensure cross-regional component standardization with the objective to drive cost competitiveness on common parts solutions within and across vehicle architectures.
Prior to that, Finelli was appointed Global Head of Electrical Components, Group Purchasing in 2011. In this position he was responsible for electrical component purchasing activities for all Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. brands and FCA US LLC brands worldwide.
Finelli joined FCA in 1995 as an Engineer responsible for Truck Safety Systems. His professional and academic background also includes:
2014 - current - Vice President - Purchasing and Supplier Quality, FCA - North America
2013 - Director, Global Standardization for Purchasing
2011 - Global Head of Electrical Components, Group Purchasing
2009 - Director - Electrical Components Purchasing, FCA US LLC
2007 - Director - Truck, Car & Minivan Product Development Purchasing, Chrysler LLC
2006 - Sr. Manager - Seats, Safety Restraints & Steering Purchasing, Chrysler LLC, DaimlerChrysler
2004 - Sr. Manager - Raw Materials Purchasing
2004 - Sr. Planning Specialist: Office of the Vice-President - Purchasing
2001 - Regional Manager - International Purchasing
2000 - Buyer - Interior Systems Purchasing
1997 - Supplier Quality Engineer - Interior Systems, Chrysler Corporation
1995 - Engineer - Truck Safety Restraints
1992 - Engineering Analyst - Joscelyn & Treat, PC
Finelli holds a Master of Business Administration (2000) and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (1992), both from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.