Dr. Franz Kleiner serves as the Chief Executive Officer at ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. Dr. Kleiner has been Member of the Board of Management at ZF Friedrichshafen AG since January 1, 2015 and has been its Head of Zf Active and Passive Safety Technology Division since September 2015. Dr. Kleiner served as Chief Financial Officer at ZF North America Inc. since October 2007. Mr. Kleiner joined ZF in 2006 and also serves as Chief Financial Officer for the ZF Car Chassis
TRW Automotive, headquartered in Livonia, Michigan was an American global supplier of automotive systems, modules and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and related aftermarkets. In 2015 TRW Automotive was acquired by ZF Friedrichshafen and subsequently has been renamed ZF TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.
TRW formally stood for "Thompson Ramo Wooldridge"; it was formed when Thompson Products merged with Ramo-Wooldridge in 1958. The company operated primarily surrounding the design, manufacture and sale of safety systems. It operated approximately 200 facilities with 66,100 employees in 26 vehicle-producing countries.