João Faria was appointed to the Board in April 2021. Mr. Faria currently serves as President of the Vehicle Group/eMobility at Eaton Corporation, a global power management company providing energy-efficient products and services to help customers effectively manage electric, hydraulic, and mechanical power. Previously, in his over three-decade career in engineering and manufacturing, Mr. Faria held a variety of leadership positions at Eaton, including President Corporate Latin America, Vice President Eaton Electric Latin America, Americas Regional President for Hydraulics Group, and President of Eaton Powertrain Specialty Control Operation Worldwide.
Mr. Faria received an MBA and Master of Science in Engineering from the University of Sao Paulo as well as a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering from the University of Sao Carlos in Brazil. Mr. Faria brings decades of manufacturing and engineering experience to the Board, with a specific focus on the electric vehicle market. This global leadership experience enables him to bring valuable perspective to our Board.