Jefferson Fahner appointed as new Global Chief Operating Officer at JOYNEXT

Ningbo, China – JOYNEXT, Jefferson Fahner joins JOYNEXT as Global Chief Operating Officer (COO) on July 1, 2024. His chief responsibilities lay in optimizing JOYNEXT global operational standardization, operational investments and efficiency. This is a crucial step for the company towards enhancing global operational excellence serving evolving customer needs.


Mr. Fahner brings a 24-year tenure in the automotive industry, having held significant roles at TE Connectivity, BOSCH, Continental Automotive, and JCI. Before joining JOYNEXT, Mr. Fahner oversaw TE Connectivity’s EMEA operations, achieving significant results. His expertise is highlighted by his successful management across diverse cultures in locations such as China, Mexico, the US, Canada, and Europe, making him a great fit for advancing company goals in electronics manufacturing for automotive customers.


Mr. Fahner holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Cologne, Germany in 2002. His academic prowess and practical experience position him as a great leader poised to drive JOYNEXT's operational excellence by better aligning company operations with strategic objectives in sustaining and winning new business opportunities.


 “Mr. Fahner’s onboarding marks a significant step forward for our global leadership,” says Adam Xi, CEO at JOYNEXT. “We trust that his vision for operational excellence and commitment to global synergy are set to raise our professionalism further and will set us apart from the competition.”







JOYNEXT is a leading Auto Tech company, the Automotive Connectivity Business Unit of Joyson Electronics. Headquarters in China, JOYNEXT marks our global presence in Germany, Poland, France, US, Japan, etc. We develop technologies for intelligent connected vehicles and provide a highly personalized mobility experience that is empathic, safe, and adaptable. Our 1,500+ employees work at 7 R&D centers, 3 global manufacturing locations, and 4 customer centers around the world.


For more than two decades, JOYNEXT has been working as the development partner and system supplier of renowned car manufacturers and established long-term partnerships with various well-known OEMs. Putting ourselves in the shoes of users, we are consistently working on intelligent cockpit, smart connectivity, autonomous driving, and software solutions & services for both, carmakers, and users, offering them a personalized mobility experience.


JOYNEXT is accelerating the shift to smart mobility with our integrated hardware and software solutions. Our intelligent cockpit and smart connectivity products are equipped in millions of vehicles worldwide, complemented by our capabilities in developing autonomous driving technologies and software products, which lay a solid foundation for the cockpit and driving fusion facing the era of Central Computing Units.


Balancing innovation with sustainability, we are committed to contributing to industry transformation together with our eco-partners, such as Microsoft, HUAWEI, Qualcomm, Horizon Robotics, Black Sesame, Elektrobit, and QNX to deliver a smarter driving experience for end users.


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