Jesus Galan is senior manager advanced technologies in the Advanced Product Development and Sales division of Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI). Reporting to the EU Innovation regional lead, he is responsible for the identification, evaluation and development of future key technologies as well as the development of OEM strategies and strategic investment recommendations with the customer business Units.
Jesus has been with YFAI since 2015. Within his division, he has led global cross-functional project teams to implement joint advanced development projects with various OEMs. As senior manager, he also works closely with the legal department to align the joint development agreements he negotiates. Prior to YFAI, he worked for Johnson Controls Interiors and Kierkert AG. In 2007, Jesus joined Johnson Controls as lead engineer. Two years later he was promoted as product development manager before he took over the position as manager new technologies in the EU Innovations department. In this function he was responsible for the achievement of technical project targets and the development of profitable business cases among other tasks.
After completing an apprenticeship as a tool and die maker, Jesus studied product development with a focus on machinery and automotive at the University of Applied Sciences in Bielefeld, Germany.
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