Ignacio Alvarez

Seat Electronics (E/E) Product Line Director @ Faurecia

Dr. Ignacio Alvarez obtained his Msc on Physsics (Electronics)’96, Msc on Artificial Intelligence ‘01, PHD in Electrical & Electronics Engineering 2001. Since ‘98 he has been involved on different professional roles, starting in the energy industries (power electronics) as project manager. In 2002 he jumped to the Electrical &Electronics automotive world joining the Applied Research team at the European Technological Center of Lear Corp close to Barcelona. Within the next 8 years he was acquiring more responsibilities inside the advance engineering Department at Lear becoming the Manager of Applied Research Department in 2006 with special focus on Body electronics and HEV/EV power applications. Early 2010 he accepted the challenge proposed by Faurecia to drive the Seat Electronics Department with world wide responsibilities where he is active today in the Global Seat Electronics Center of Excellence located in Brieres-Paris Area, in the different field of electronics contented products for seats (from breakthrough innovation, through development, till series production).