John Absmeier is Chief Technology Officer of Lear Corporation and leads all aspects of the company’s technology and innovation efforts.
Mr. Absmeier has outstanding academic credentials and deep automotive technology, engineering and business experience. Most recently, he was responsible for the ADAS/Autonomous business unit as Senior Vice President and General Manager at Harman International, and the Vice President of Smart Machines at Samsung Electronics, where he led the acquisition of Harman by Samsung. He joined Samsung in 2015 from Delphi, where he had a 19-year career and held job roles such as Founder and Managing Director of Delphi Labs @ Silicon Valley and Autonomous Driving, as well as Business Director for Electronic Controls and Electrification in Asia-Pacific.
Mr. Absmeier also held several roles of increasing responsibility at Delphi in the areas of Hybrid and Electric vehicles, Fuel Cells and Telematics. He joined Delphi after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps and earning a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University. John also has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master in Management Technology from the University of California at Berkeley.