VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., April 2, 2014 – Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has named Peter Ziparo to the position of vice president and general counsel, with responsibility for the company's global legal and compliance activities. He replaces Michael Sharnas, Visteon’s general counsel since September 2009, who has elected to relocate to southwestern Michigan and remains with the company in a revised role, focusing on strategic transactions.
Ziparo joined Visteon in 2002 as associate general counsel and has served as assistant general counsel since 2005. Before joining Visteon, he was a corporate associate with the New York City office of Morrison & Foerster LLP, after beginning his legal career as a corporate associate with the New York City office of Chadbourne & Parke LLP.
“Peter is highly capable and respected, and we are fortunate to have a leader with his experience assuming this key role," said Visteon President and CEO Timothy D. Leuliette. “I am pleased that we will continue to benefit from Mike’s contributions, ensuring a smooth transition in this key function.”
Ziparo received his juris doctorate degree, magna cum laude, from Albany Law School of Union University, where he was on the editorial board of the law review, and his bachelor's degree with honors in mathematics from Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y.
Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier delivering value for vehicle manufacturers and shareholders through businesses including Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., Visteon Electronics and Visteon Interiors. Visteon designs, engineers and manufactures innovative components and systems for virtually every vehicle manufacturer worldwide. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; Visteon has facilities in 29 countries and employs about 24,000 people. Visteon had sales of $7.4 billion in 2013. Learn more at www.visteon.com.