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David Ladd
Senior Director, Aftermarket and Corporate Communications at Auria


David Ladd is Senior Director, Aftermarket and Corporate Communications for Auria Solutions, LLC (Auria), a global tier-one supplier of vehicle acoustical, flooring and other fiber-based interior products. In his leadership roles, Ladd is responsible for the company’s new business-to-consumer Aftermarket business unit and he oversees its global business-to-business Corporate Communications responsibilities.

Ladd brings 30 years of automotive, transportation and aftermarket experience to these roles at Auria. Prior to joining Auria in 2017, Ladd served as the global head of Corporate Communications for tier-one supplier, International Automotive Components (IAC), a position he held since 2007.  Prior to that, he served for 16 years in various leadership roles in Public Relations and Marketing for Siemens, which included regional and global roles for Siemens VDO Automotive, Siemens Transportation Systems and Siemens Corp., USA.  Ladd also served in various Public Relations roles supporting Ford Motorsports & Special Event Marketing, Ford Parts & Service Division and at Volkswagen of America.

Ladd received his bachelor’s degree in Journalism/Public Relations and German Language from Wayne State University.

Agenda Sessions

  • Keynote Panel Discussion: Overlanding and Glamping: Adding Outdoor Space to Vehicle Interiors