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Gentherm Announces Establishment Of Gentherm Technologies

NORTHVILLE, Mich., July 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gentherm Incorporated (NASDAQ-GS: THRM), the global market leader and a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, announced today that it has appointed Darren A. Schumacher, Ph.D., to the newly-created position of President, Gentherm Technologies, effective immediately. Schumacher will continue to report directly to President and CEO Daniel R. Coker.

In this role, Schumacher will continue to lead all of the Company's research and product development activities. As President of Gentherm Technologies, Darren will now also oversee Gentherm's non-automotive subsidiaries including the newly acquired CSZ and Gentherm Global Power Technologies (GPT).  He will also lead new and developing product categories for Gentherm including Battery Thermal Management (BTM), Battery Management Systems (BMS), Electronics Business Unit, Aviation and consumer products. 

"Darren will provide great leadership and direction for continued growth and success with opportunities that exist in these emerging markets," said Coker.  "As we've grown and our mission has evolved, we have gone from a thermoelectric company to a thermal technology company.  This management structure ensures we position ourselves for the next phase of our company story."

Before joining Gentherm in 2013 as Vice President of Product Development, Schumacher worked in a series of high-level, executive positions at Bosch, SPX and Eaton.  He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Ph.D., MSE and BSE in Aerospace Engineering.  Darren also has an MBA from Regis University

"Darren has played a critical role in helping create an environment of innovation which has led to the many successful new product initiatives we are pursuing today. We fully expect this momentum to continue as we transition to the commercialization phase and focus our management team on these opportunities," said Coker.

About Gentherm
Gentherm (NASDAQ-GS: 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 actively heated and cooled seat systems and cup holders, heated and ventilated seat systems, thermal storage bins, heated automotive interior systems (including heated seats, steering wheels, armrests and other components), battery thermal management systems, cable systems and other electronic devices.  Non-automotive products include remote power generation systems, heated and cooled furniture, patient temperature management systems, industrial environmental test chambers and related product testing services and other consumer and industrial temperature control applications.  The Company's advanced technology team is developing more efficient materials for thermoelectrics and new systems for waste heat recovery and electrical power generation.  Gentherm has over ten thousand employees in facilities in the U.S., Germany, Canada, China, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, Ukraine and Vietnam. 

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