Our management team lead the industry

They are some of the world's leading experts on vehicle safety and biomechanical engineering. They have a passion to lead their teams to develop the best devices, service the needs of our incredible customers worldwide and ensure that people are safe every time they get into a car.


Chris O'Connor

President and Chief Executive Officer

Chris is the global leader of the Humanetics Group and is one the industry's recognized experts on vehicle and occupant safety. He is a retired Colonel in the US Army Reserves and a board member of several fast growth engineering businesses. He can often be found calculating velocity and winds speeds on the golf course, or tuning the torque on one of his engines.

James Habel, CPA, CTP

Chief Financial Officer

James manages all of the Global Finance, IT, and Legal functions at the Humanetics Group helping ensure long term investments are in place to drive results. He has led global Finance activities including significant M&A at Ford, Visteon, ZF, and the PKC Group. At home James is chief entertainment officer for his family with regular movies, swimming and fishing events. 

Michael Jarouche

Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing

Michael is responsible for Humanetics' global sales, business development and customer service initiatives. As a recognized safety expert he is well known for contributing his knowledge of engineering and technology innovation to the safety community at DaimlerChrysler, Nissan, Lear and other global organizations. When he's not traveling the world, you will find him on the golf course or enjoying time with his wife and 3 sons.

Janis Major

Human Resource Director

Janis leads the Human Resource function for the Humanetics Group and represents the needs of our 800 employees across 13 markets. Her experience working with both mature and startup companies helps to shape her guidance for all aspects of the human resource function. The best part of her day is to spend time with family and finding ways to give back to the community.

Bachar Aljundi

Managing Director, CAE (Computer Aided Engineering) Products 

Bachar is one of the leading experts in CAE software, a pioneer of software virtual simulations to help advance vehicle safety and design. He has built and led the CAE team at Humanetics CAE for over 10 years. When he's not engineering, you can catch him (if you can) biking, hiking or traveling to discover new places. 

Jack Jensen

Vice President Engineering

As vice president of Engineering and Program Management, Jack is responsible for product engineering at Humanetics. He was previously employed at General Motors, and has spent more than 30 years in automotive safety engineering. Jack and his wife are mixed doubles tennis partners - off the court, they have 4 young adult children and Jack enjoys traveling, history and walking their dog.

Mike Van Horn

Vice President of Operations

Mike is in charge of managing the operations, manufacturing and delivery of Humanetics' test devices to our clients. He has extensive automotive and manufacturing experience in quality, manufacturing and R&D teams. When not operating our global business he decompresses with his family and friends hunting, fishing and boating.

Gerhard Haas

Director of Sales Europe

Gerhard manages Humanetics' European sales team for all passive safety and ATD products. With 25 years of service in the industry he is a well known expert and leader in the European vehicle crash and safety community. Being a father of four kids the safety of vehicles is of major interest for Gerhard.

Mark Westen

Managing Director & General Manager Europe

Mark leads the Humanetics business across Europe. He has deep experience working across Europe, India and China leading product and engineering management in the industrial, automotive, consumer and energy industries. When he's not with his wife and two kids, he likes to explore the countryside in his passion for motorbiking.


Pradeep Mohan

General Manager of India

Pradeep is responsible for managing Humanetics Operations in India and leading the  CAE product sales in India & South East Asia. He is a Master in Mechanical engineering, a PHD in transport safety and has managed multi-million dollar vehicle safety research programs in the US and India. With a keen sense of danger, he is a passionate cyclist, and loves to recharge playing badminton, cooking & spending time with family.

Katie Foran

Director of Sales and Marketing, Americas & Australia

Katie leads sales and the customer support team for passive and active safety in the Americas and Australia. She has held key customer service and sales positions at multinational industrial engineering companies companies like Ford, The Barnes Group and GKN. She loves a good round of golf and spending time with her family of 7 on the lake.


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