Gentherm Names Mark A. Potesta as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
NORTHVILLE, Mich., Nov. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentherm (NASDAQ: THRM), the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, announced today that Mark A. Potesta will join the Company’s leadership team as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer on November 12, 2018.
In this role, Potesta will lead Gentherm’s technology strategy to deliver unique and innovative thermal solutions across a broad range of applications in both automotive and medical markets. He will also provide functional leadership for the Company’s electronics, Battery Thermal Management (BTM), and advanced engineering teams. Potesta will report to Gentherm’s President and CEO, Phil Eyler.
“I am thrilled that Mark is joining Gentherm as our CTO. He has a proven track record of combining technology, data insight and creativity to deliver innovation to market,” said Eyler. “This, in combination with his ability to execute business unit results, will help Gentherm expand our industry lead in thermal technology and drive growth in our electronics and BTM businesses.”
Potesta comes to Gentherm from Panasonic Automotive Systems where he was the Executive Vice President of Engineering and CTO. At Panasonic he led research and development for some of the most complex electronic systems for automotive including extensive software. He was responsible for the engineering of infotainment systems, audio systems, heads-up displays, and styled switches for global automakers including FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota. Prior to Panasonic, he had an extensive career at Delphi where he held positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering as well as Business Unit leadership for Electrical and Electronic Architectures. As an Executive Engineering Director, Potesta delivered tremendous value through innovation to customers in North America leveraging his unique vehicle integration and electrical architecture capabilities. As a Customer Business Unit Director and as the Managing Director for the Global Electrical Center Product Business Unit, Potesta had full P&L responsibility and grew the businesses with global automakers including Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Tesla and Volkswagen through innovation while expanding margins. Potesta began his career at General Motors where he held progressive engineering positions.
Potesta holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, from Youngstown State University.
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About Gentherm Gentherm (NASDAQ:THRM) is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications. Automotive products include variable temperature Climate Control Seats (CCS®), heated automotive interior systems (including heated seats, steering wheels, armrests and other components), battery thermal management systems, cable systems and other electronic devices. Medical products include patient temperature management systems. The Company is also developing a number of new technologies and products that will help enable improvements to existing products and to create new product applications for existing and new markets. Gentherm has over 13,000 employees in facilities in the United States, Germany, Canada, China, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vietnam. For more information, go to www.gentherm.com.
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