DENSO Drives Diversity

About the series

At DENSO, we take pride in our global team who are all integral to our success. We believe that our diverse stories, shared experiences, and connections inspire us to create a brighter future for DENSO and the communities we serve.

With nearly 15,000 associates spread across Europe, we are united in our mission to create a better world through innovation and collaboration, with endless possibilities.

Witness the DENSO Spirit in action through the stories of our amazing associates.

Vineet Verma: Seize the Initiative and Take Action

Vineet joined DENSO in 1998 at DENSO Faridabad, India. Ten years later, he moved to DENSO Marston Ltd, UK and became DNMN’s President in 2020.Vineet has acquired extensive experience managing different functions, including Production, Product Design, Quality, New Product Introduction (NPI), and Production Engineering. He is passionate about people and talent development and considers it as the most important factor for DENSO to be successful in the future.

Read more

Matteo Biglia: Lead by Example and Leverage DENSO's Expertise to Drive Innovation

Matteo began his career in July 1995 for Magneti Marelli Climatizzazione, soon after he graduated from college. The company was established as a joint venture between Magneti Marelli (75%) and Nippondenso (25%). In 2001, it was renamed DENSO Thermal Systems S.p.A. and fully owned by DENSO Corporation.

Read more

István Tamási: Quality Extends Beyond the Products

István joined DENSO Hungary in 1999 as a Quality Engineer. During his tenure, he worked extensively with Japanese and non-Japanese carmakers and several business units, including diesel and electrification. Over time, he took on additional responsibilities and eventually became responsible for managing the Quality Department in Hungary.

Read more

Nebojša Cvetković (Nesh): Implement DENSO’s Principle of Customer Satisfaction

Joined DENSO in 2004, Nesh gained extensive sales experience working at DNBE Toyota Sales and DIAM Ford Sales. He has experience in North America, specializing in developing long-term strategies for advanced mobility, AD/ADAS, and cockpit domains. 

He is currently leading the development of new businesses and services in the EU, particularly emphasizing emerging industries beyond the core automotive sector.

Read more

Sönke Marx: Open-Minded Leadership and the Significance of Listening

With extensive experience in electrical engineering and software development, Sönke joined DENSO in 2022, taking on the role of Head of R&D at DENSO ADAS Engineering Services GmbH (DNAE).

As Head of R&D, Sönke serves as the primary point of contact for concert research on all technical matters and their implementation and a role model for leadership in the DNAE R&D department and beyond.

Read more

John La Pierre: Embrace Change to Avoid Stagnation and Reflect on Progress

With over 28 years of experience at DENSO, John La Pierre has worked in various departments since 1996, from finance and accounting to strategic and corporate planning.

Currently, John serves as the director of public relations in Europe. Based in the EU Regional Headquarters in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, he is responsible for public relations and collaborates closely with regulatory affairs to strengthen the company's governmental affairs function. Furthermore, he enhances DENSO's reputation and presence among EU institutions in Brussels.

Read more

Ian Williams: Communication is Key – Listen Carefully, Speak Clearly, And Share Ideas Respectfully

Ian began his professional journey at Nippondenso Sales UK in 1994, working as an Engine Management Systems (EMS) Development Engineer. During his tenure, he collaborated with various clients on EMS development projects, including Jaguar, Land Rover, and Volvo.

Read more