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Gentherm Inc (THRM.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Francois Castaing

71 2017 Lead Independent Chairman of the Board

Phillip Eyler

46 2017 President, Chief Executive Officer

Barry Steele

46 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer

Frithjof Oldorff

50 2013 President - Automotive business

Darren Schumacher

49 2016 President - Gentherm Technologies

Erin Ascher

53 2015 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President - Talent Development

Kenneth Phillips

43 2012 Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Ryan Gaul

41 2015 Vice President - Business Development

Lewis Booth

68 2013 Independent Director

Sophie Desormiere

50 2012 Independent Director

Maurice Gunderson

65 2007 Independent Director

Yvonne Hao

42 2016 Independent Director

Ronald Hundzinski

58 2016 Independent Director

Byron Shaw

49 2013 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Francois Castaing

Mr. Francois J. Castaing is Lead Independent Chairman of the Board of the company. He retired in 2000 as technical advisor to the Chairman of Chrysler Corporation. Prior to his retirement, Mr. Castaing spent 13 years with Chrysler Corporation, where he held various positions, including Vice-President of Vehicle Engineering from 1988 to 1996 and President of Chrysler International from 1996 to 1997. Mr. Castaing was Vice-President of Engineering and Group Vice-President Product and Quality of American Motors, from 1980 until Chrysler acquired that company in 1987. Mr. Castaing began his career with Renault as Technical Director for Renault Motorsport Programs. From 2004 to 2015, he served as a director of publicly-traded TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., where he was a member of the Audit Committee and the Chairman of the Compensation Committee. Mr. Castaing also serves on the board of FIRST in Michigan: For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology, a not-for-profit foundation.

Phillip Eyler

Mr. Phillip Eyler has been appointed as President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company., effective December 4, 2017. He began his career at Siemens AG in the electromechanical components division. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Since 2015, Eyler has served as President of the $3 billion Connected Car division at Harman, a subsidiary of Samsung. At Harman, Eyler oversaw an organization of more than 8,000 employees dedicated to the development of highly integrated connected car systems encompassing infotainment, telematics, connected safety and cyber security solutions, among others. Joining Harman in 1997, Eyler took on roles of ever-increasing responsibility. Prior to his current role, Eyler was Senior Vice-President and General Manager of Harman’s Global Automotive Audio business starting in 2011, where he led a doubling of the business to over $1 billion through organic growth, acquisition and technology expansion. He has also led Harman’s North American Automotive business and the North American and Asian Manufacturing group.

Barry Steele

Mr. Barry G. Steele is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance, Treasurer of the Company. Prior to joining Gentherm, Mr. Steele worked since 1997 in a number of senior financial management positions, including Chief Financial Officer for Advanced Accessory Systems, LLC, a global supplier of specialty accessories to the automotive industry. Prior to 1997, Mr. Steele worked for PriceWaterhouse LLP. Mr. Steele received a bachelor’s degree from Hillsdale College and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Frithjof Oldorff

Mr. Frithjof R. Oldorff is President - Automotive business of the Company. He served as the Chief Operating Officer of Gentherm GmbH since 2008. He previously was a Director of Operations for Freudenberg from 2005 to 2007 and held various positions at Faurecia from 1995 to 2005. Mr. Oldorff received a master’s degree from Darmstadt Technical University (Germany) in Industrial and Mechanical Engineering.

Darren Schumacher

Mr. Darren Schumacher, Ph.D. is President - Gentherm Technologies of the Company. He was appointed President of Gentherm Technologies in July, 2016 after serving as the Company’s Vice-President of Product Development since 2013. Prior to joining Gentherm, Mr. Schumacher worked since 2009 at Bosch as Business Segment Vice President of Engineering. Prior to 2009, Mr. Schumacher worked at Eaton Corporation where he had a series of executive management roles including Director of Product Engineering. Mr. Schumacher graduated with a Ph.D., MSE and BSE in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Regis University.

Erin Ascher

Ms. Erin Erwine Ascher is Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President - Talent Development of the Company. She was appointed Vice-President Talent Development and Chief Human Resources Officer in February, 2015. Prior to joining Gentherm, Ms. Ascher worked since 2012 as Chief Human Resources Officer at the University of Cincinnati. From 2010 to 2012, Ms. Ascher was Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Omnicare Inc., a Fortune 500 company that provides pharmaceutical services to patients and providers across the U.S. Prior to Omnicare, from 1998 to 2007, Ms. Ascher was Vice President Human Resources, Latin America and Asia Pacific for Ecolab, a publicly-owned developer and provider of water, hygiene and energy technologies and services. Ms. Ascher received a bachelor’s degree from Miami University in Ohio and a master’s in Personnel and Employee Relations from Georgia State University.

Kenneth Phillips

Mr. Kenneth J. Phillips is Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the Company. Prior to joining Gentherm, Mr. Phillips was a Partner in the Detroit, Michigan office of the law firm Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Mr. Phillips graduated with a J.D. from Wayne State University and a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance from Oakland University. Mr. Phillips is also a Certified Public Accountant.

Ryan Gaul

Mr. Ryan Wesley Gaul is appointed Vice President - Business Development of the Company. He has spent most of his professional career with Gentherm, serving in diverse roles in Gentherm’s locations in North America, Europe and Asia. He started his career in IT, and moved into roles of increasing responsibility within the IT organization, finally serving as CIO from 2005 to 2009. From 2009 to 2014, he served as Managing Director of Operations for Gentherm’s Asian business. Ryan received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri.

Lewis Booth

Mr. Lewis W. K. Booth, CBE is Independent Director of the Company. He was Executive Vice-President and CFO of Ford Motor Company.

Sophie Desormiere

Ms. Sophie Desormiere is Independent Director of the Company. She is General Manager Marketing and Sales, Senior Executive Vice-President of Solvay.

Maurice Gunderson

Mr. Maurice E. P. Gunderson is Independent Director of the company. He is Managing Member of Shingebiss, LLC, Founder and Former Managing Director of Nth Power LLC.

Yvonne Hao

Ms. Yvonne Hao is Independent Director of the Company. She is currently the COO and CFO of PillPack, an on-line pharmaceutical delivery service. From 2008 to 2016, Ms. Hao held various positions at Bain Capital, including as an Operating Partner starting in 2013 and, prior to that, as interim executive officer for various portfolio companies. At Bain, Ms. Hao was responsible for portfolio company performance, working closely with management of various Bain investment companies. She held the position of interim CEO or COO at several of these companies, including Gymboree and D&M Holdings. Prior to 2008, Ms. Hao worked at Honeywell in various positions starting in 2003 and at McKinsey & Company starting in 1997. Ms. Hao served as a director of publicly-traded Bombardier Recreational Products from 2011 until 2016. She has also served as a director of privately-held companies, including Gymboree and Consolidated Container Company; she currently remains a director of the latter. Ms. Hao holds a B.A. from Williams College and a Masters of Philosophy in Development Economics from Cambridge University.

Ronald Hundzinski

Mr. Ronald T. Hundzinski is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of BorgWarner, Inc. (NYSE:BWA). From 2005 to 2012, Mr. Hundzinski served in BorgWarner’s finance department in positions of increasing responsibility, including as Controller from 2010 to 2011 and Treasurer from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Hundzinski holds a B.B.A. in finance from Western Michigan University and an M.B.A. from the University of Colorado.

Byron Shaw

Dr. Byron T. Shaw, II is Independent Director of the Company. He is President of Byron Shaw LLC. He was Managing Director of the Silicon Valley Office for General Motors.