Matthew J. Simoncini is president, chief executive officer and a director of Lear Corporation effective September 1, 2011. In this role, Simoncini is responsible for the strategic direction and operational leadership of the Company.
Formerly, Simoncini was senior vice president and chief financial officer of Lear Corporation, a role he had held since September 2007. As SVP and CFO, he was responsible for Lear's global Finance operations, including external Financial Reporting, Corporate Business Planning & Analysis, Corporate Strategy and Business Development as well as Information Technology activities worldwide.
In August 2006, he was named senior vice president of Global Finance and chief accounting officer where he was responsible for Lear's worldwide operational finance, accounting and financial reporting. Prior to that, he was vice president of global Finance, a position he had held since June 2004.
Simoncini also served as Lear's vice president of Finance - Europe as well as holding the vice president of Finance position for Lear's Electrical & Electronics business and DaimlerChrysler division. Simoncini joined Lear (from United Technologies Automotive) in April 1996 as director of Finance for the Motors Division with responsibility for the financial activities of the business unit. At the time of Lear's acquisition of UTA, Simoncini was director of Financial Planning & Analysis. Previous to UTA, Simoncini held financial and manufacturing positions with Varity Kelsey Hayes and Horizon Enterprises including chief financial officer of Kelsey Hayes’ European Operations. Simoncini began his career at Touche Ross and is a certified public accountant.
Born and raised in Detroit, Simoncini earned a bachelor's degree from Wayne State University and is a member of the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants. In addition to his responsibilities at Lear, he is a member of the board of directors for the Wayne State University Foundation and also board member of the United Way for Southeastern Michigan Campaign Committee.