Eric Haiss is IDI’s new global director of automotive business development.
Eric Haiss is IDI’s new global director of automotive business development.

Thermoset composites company IDI Composites International has appointed Eric Haiss as its new global director of automotive business development.

‘With his extensive experience and focus in this role, Eric will be integral in our commitment to automotive OEMs and Tier 1s to find collaborative global solutions that address their needs of today and tomorrow,’ said Tom Merrell, CEO.

Haiss has 20 years of experience in the automotive industry and led the conceptual development and launch of the General Motors CarbonPro Pick-up Box, the industry's first use of carbon fiber for a pickup truck box, IDI said.

‘Electrification of the auto industry is increasing the importance of composites and IDI has the cutting-edge materials and global manufacturing operations OEM’s demand to meet their performance and lightweighting goals,’ said Haiss.

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