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Inteva Products Announces Gerard Roose as President and CEO

Gerard Roose

Inteva Products, a global automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, announced that Gerard Roose, previously vice president, sales, marketing & advanced product development, has been named President and CEO as part of the company's long-term succession plan. Roose takes over from founder Lon Offenbacher, who has served as President and CEO since the launch of Inteva in 2008.

"Lon's leadership over the last 12-plus years can be seen in virtually everything we do at Inteva," said Roose. "Since founding Inteva in 2008, he has successfully guided us through expansion and significant market challenges while focusing the company on profitability and growth. We are all thankful for Lon's dedication and commitment to Inteva and wish him and his family all the best in retirement."

"I have the utmost confidence that Gerard has the ability and experience to continue growing the business," said Offenbacher. "He has played an important role on our leadership team since day one and he lives by Inteva's core values while remaining focused on meeting customer requirements. This will be a seamless transition for our employees, customers and suppliers."

Roose brings over 35 years of automotive experience to his new role. He began his career at General Motors as a student intern at the Cadillac engine plant in Livonia, MI, and continued with roles at Delphi Corporation in manufacturing, product and systems engineering as well as numerous positions in program management. In 1994, he led the establishment of Delphi's seat systems product and manufacturing engineering team in Wuppertal, Germany. Roose's time in these various roles provided valuable experience in several product lines including seating, interior, safety, thermal and closure systems. He was also part of the original executive team that launched Inteva in 2008 and has led the Sales and Marketing organization since then. Roose holds a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial and operations engineering and an MBA, both from the University of Michigan.

"I am excited to work with such a dedicated and capable team. Inteva has proven over and over again that we can meet the most significant challenges presented by our customers," said Roose. "I believe that we are well equipped to help drive the future of mobility by developing new technologies and we will continue to deliver the quality and value that our customers expect."

For more information contact:

Inteva Products

1401 Crooks Rd., Ste. 100

Troy, MI 48084


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