J. Arthur Wicker
An “American-Italian”, Arthur is a US citizen that has lived in Italy for well over a decade and has worked most of his career in the automotive industry in Europe, primarily in Italy and Germany - serving in positions such European and Italian Director of Materials & Supply Chain Management, Head of Program Management for Fiat programs, and Plant Director at Lear Corporation. He has also held various executive positions in procurement, both at Volkswagen AG and at Lear Corporation.
Fluent in English, Italian, German, and Spanish, and with a working knowledge of French, Arthur majored in Chemical Engineering at the University of Sonora, has an MBA from the Arizona State University and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird. He is a member of AILOG, the Italian logistics and supply chain management association, an APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional and has received the “Master-Strategic” certification from the European Logistics Association. He is also a member of the Bundesverband Materialwirtschaft, Einkauf und Logistik. Married with two children, he lives near Turin.