Byron Foster

Executive Vice President

Byron is Adient’s executive vice president. He leads the company’s global Seat Structures and Mechanisms business, overseeing its engineering, manufacturing, program management, quality, procurement and supply chain functions and focusing on operational excellence and effective program execution.

Previously, Byron was responsible for Adient’s global seating business in the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific, where he led the seating just-in-time manufacturing, foam and trim businesses.
Since joining Johnson Controls (from which Adient spun off in 2016) in 1997, Byron has held a variety of leadership positions within the company. Between 2012 and 2015, he served as the group vice president and general manager of Customer Groups and Strategy, where he developed relationships with OEM customers and drove profitable growth strategies.

Before joining Adient, Byron was a senior associate at Booz Allen Hamilton. He began his career at Westinghouse Electric Company.

Byron holds a master’s degree in management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan.

He serves as a director for the Detroit Regional Chamber and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME).