March 14, 2007 – Detroit – INCAT, a global leader in engineering services outsourcing (ESO) and product development IT services, today announced the appointment of current President and COO Warren Harris as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1. Harris will report to Patrick McGoldrick, Managing Director and CEO of INCAT’s parent company, Tata Technologies.
“I look forward to my role as INCAT CEO with excitement and anticipation,” Harris said. “My goal is to leverage the best in culture and expertise of our American, European and Asian operations. Successfully completing our transition to a seamless global organization will allow INCAT to maintain and improve our industry-leading position.”
Harris succeeds former INCAT CEO Ulrich Herter, who led the organization for more than 18 years. Herter is retiring effective March 31, but will remain affiliated with the company in an advisory capacity.
“With today’s announcement, Warren Harris becomes chief executive officer of a Tata Technologies company with a clear path, a solid team and its greatest days ahead,” said Patrick McGoldrick. “Now, I look forward to helping Warren and his extended team to establish INCAT as the world’s leading provider of engineering services outsourcing and product development IT services.”
In a March 5 address to INCAT employees, Harris reaffirmed the company’s commitment to client service and to its core business. “We remain dedicated to helping manufacturing companies meet their business goals through pragmatic application of our industry knowledge, our service-offering expertise and our technology capabilities, to advance their ability to design and deliver superior products,” he said.
INCAT is a Tata Technologies company. Founded in 1989, the Company is a global leader in engineering services outsourcing (ESO) and product development IT to the world’s largest automotive, aerospace and durable goods manufacturers. INCAT provides services and solutions for Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) that create value for its clients through its unique-in-the-industry Global Delivery Model, its state-of-the-art technology and a pragmatic approach to engineering and manufacturing processes that reduces costs and time to market; and helps clients realize superior products.
INCAT is headquartered in the United States (Novi, Mich.), India (Pune) and Germany (Stuttgart). Tata Technologies is headquartered in Singapore. INCAT has a combined global work force of more than 3,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region.
INCAT North America Press Contact:
Daniel Saad, Corporate Communications Mgr. – NA