William E. Berry Jr became Vice President, Corporate Controller and Principal Accounting Officer in February 2014.
Mr Berry has oversight responsibility for the global accounting and financial functions and is responsible for internal reporting and consolidations, SEC and external reporting, financial accounting research, policies and procedures and our finance training and development programmes.
Mr Berry joined us in August 2011 as Corporate Controller. Prior to that, he served as the Assistant Corporate Controller for Whirlpool Corporation, the world’s leading global manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, leading the accounting and reporting functions for the multi-national company. From 2007 to 2009 Mr Berry served as the Controller of the Electronics and Safety Division of Delphi Automotive LLP, a leading global vehicle components manufacturer. From 1995 to 2007 Mr Berry served Federal-Mogul Corporation, a leading global supplier of vehicle and industrial products, and during his 12-year tenure he held various positions of increasing responsibility, most recently as the Director of Finance for Global Powertrain and prior to that, while based in Germany, as the Director of Corporate Finance for Europe and South Africa.
Mr Berry began his career in public accounting at Deloitte & Touche LLP. He earned a Bachelor’s of Business Administration degree in accounting from Eastern Michigan University, is a Chartered Public Accountant and a member of the American Institute of Chartered Public Accountants.