The appointments were made with immediate effect, and both Griffiths and Ghasemi will report to GKN chief executive, Sir CK Chow.
Griffiths, had 22 years service in various roles at GKN, and is currently the chief executive of its automotive driveline division, while Ghasemi joined GKN in 1998 as president and chief executive officer of GKN sinter metals division. He was previously a director of the BOC Group plc.
Commenting on the appointments, GKN chairman Sir David Lees said: ‘Both Ian and Seifi are responsible for businesses, which are world leaders in their respective market sectors. The automotive driveline division continues to grow and to increase its market share and during the past four years we have transformed our powder metallurgy operations into a global business.’
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