Richard Chung

Vice President Innovation


Richard Chung is a passionate designer, innovator and futurist. Mr. Chung has worked in the automotive industry for 30 years, most recently as vice president of innovation for Adient, the leading global automotive seating supplier.

Mr. Chung has worked for Adient (formerly Johnson Controls’ automotive division) for 17 of those years. Initial roles had Mr. Chung focusing on industrial design and sales and marketing in the Asian automotive market.

More recently, Mr. Chung has shifted his attention to automotive interiors, with a special focus on innovative designs of interiors for connected, shared and autonomous vehicles.

Prior to joining Johnson Controls in 2000, Mr. Chung spent 13 years with Ford Motor Company, leading the North American Small Car design studio, as well as leading Ford’s Global Craftsmanship organization.

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