The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. Marios Zenios, an executive with extensive experience in the automotive industry, has joined as a Strategic Advisor, while Cheryl Cerqueira has joined as Chief Human Resources Officer.

As a Strategic Advisor, Marios Zenios brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Most recently, he served as Engineering Vice President and Head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Connected Car, Infotainment, and Corporate Software Quality, where he led the creation and launch of the award-winning Uconnect Infotainment Systems and Services. Marios also has extensive experience in the automotive and cellular industries, having worked at Motorola as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Automotive Electronics Group. He is credited with pioneering in-vehicle telematics and telecommunications solutions. Marios has an impressive educational background, having graduated with a BSEE from the University of Illinois and attended the Executive Leadership Program at Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. He also holds two US Patents.

Cheryl Cerqueira has joined CAR as its Chief Human Resources Officer, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. She has held HR roles with the Michigan Department of Transportation, PepsiCo, Sara Lee, and Ford Motor Company. Cheryl has a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources and Labor & Industrial Relations from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Central Michigan University. She will be responsible for the development and implementation of CAR’s human resources strategy, ensuring the organization has the talent and culture necessary to achieve its goals.

“We are thrilled to welcome Marios Zenios and Cheryl Cerqueira to the CAR team,” said Alan Amici, President and CEO of the Center for Automotive Research. “Their extensive experience and knowledge will be invaluable as we continue to support the automotive industry through research, analysis, and thought leadership.”

Marios Zenios

Cheryl Cerqueira


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