LEADERSHIP

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Larry Williams

President and CEO

Larry Williams, a proven leader with over 30+ years of experience, was appointed as President and Chief Executive Officer for Henniges Automotive in March 2019 after leading the organization since 2016 as the President and as a member of the Board of Directors. He drives the business of the global organization which consists of 19 manufacturing locations across 8 different countries. Henniges generates annual sales exceeding one billion dollars from the following product areas - sealing, glass encapsulation and anti-vibration systems manufactured for the global automotive industry.

Larry started his career within the automotive industry and worked his way into more progressively responsible positions within the supplier field. Prior to being named President, Larry lead the global finance organization at Henniges as Chief Financial Officer with responsibility for the global Finance, Audit, Purchasing, and IT functions. In addition to these areas, he also held the interim CEO role in 2011 during a leadership change.

Larry joined Henniges in March 2003 when it operated as Metzeler Automotive Profile Systems. Prior to joining Henniges, Larry was Director of Finance for GDX Automotive North America and Europe. Larry’s numerous years of experience in the Tier I Automotive industry has involved turnarounds, acquisitions and integrations in addition to manufacturing improvements.

Larry earned his Masters of Business Administration from Butler University and earned a Bachelor of Science Business Administration with major in Accounting from Central Michigan University.

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Charlie Tan

Vice President and Corporate Secretary

Charlie joined Henniges in 2015 as a liaison between the Board of Directors and Henniges Automotive Associates. Prior to this role, Charlie worked primarily as Executive Financial Advisor with Nexteer Automotive. Charlie started his career as a Chief Accountant with AVIC Automotive, current owner of Henniges Automotive. He earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Central University of Financial and Economic in Beijing.
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Larry Rollins

Chief Operating Officer

Larry joined Henniges in 1988 and has full responsibility for all regional operations (Americas, Europe and Asia) and the global functions of Engineering, Purchasing and Quality. Larry has been with Henniges since the beginning of his career and has taken on positions of greater responsibility in manufacturing and plant management throughout this time. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Cameron University, is a graduate of the Cornell University Executive Management Program and a Six Sigma Black Belt.
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L. Brooks Mallard

Chief Financial Officer

Brooks joined Henniges in June 2019 and has global responsibility for finance, IT, and legal affairs. He is an accomplished finance executive with 25+ years of experience in diverse sectors of the manufacturing industry. Prior to joining Henniges Automotive, Brooks worked for JELD-WEN Inc. as EVP and Chief Financial Officer. Brooks earned a Bachelor of Business Administration Accounting and Masters of Business Administration from Georgia Southern University. He also has his CMA and CFM certifications.
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Fred Jamieson

Vice President Global Sales & Program Management

Fred joined Henniges in December 2013 and has responsibility for global sales and program management. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of Global Engineering and Program Management for the company. Fred’s career spans 20 years in the automotive industry with previous experience in Engineering, Operations, and Vehicle Development at FCA as Plant Engineer, Product Engineering Manager, and Vehicle Program Manager. Fred earned his MBA at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor.
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Jennifer VanHorn

Vice President, Global Human Resources

Jennifer joined Henniges in January 2016 and has global responsibility for strategic leadership in human resources and health, safety and environmental. Previously, Jennifer was Director of Human Resources, Global Car Audio at Harman International. She has over 25 years of experience in human resources for engineering, manufacturing and automotive organizations. Jennifer earned a BS in Business Administration from Miami (OH) University in Organizational Behavior and Personnel and Employment Relations and an MBA from Wayne State in Strategic Human Resources and Information Systems.
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Rama Maddipati

Vice President, Global Engineering

Rama joined Henniges in January 2001 and is responsible for global product development and innovation. Prior to this, he was the Vice President Operations, Americas and led the strategic growth and direction for the region. Rama has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering and program management since his start with Henniges Automotive. He earned his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from JNT University in Hyderabad, India and his MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
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Michael Sharp

Vice President, Operations, Americas

Michael joined Henniges in October 2016 and has responsibility for all operational activities of the Americas’region. Prior to this role, Michael held the position of Vice President Purchasing and Quality Systems. Michael is an accomplished professional with over 25+ years of experience working for automotive OEMs & Tier 1 suppliers, including roles with BMW and DaimlerChrysler. He has his Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Missouri and his MBA from Webster University.
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Uwe Brinkmann

Vice President, Operations, Europe

Uwe joined Henniges in July 2019 and has responsibility for all operational activities of the Europe region. He is an accomplished business leader with almost 30 years of automotive experience in sales, engineering, and manufacturing, including sealing systems at Cooper Standard and Metzeler Automotive. Most recently, Uwe was the General Manager for Central Europe for Treves Acoustic Products and Systems. He is a graduate of the University of Applied Science in Osnabrück, Germany.
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Deng Feng

General Manager, Operations, Asia

Deng Feng joined Henniges in July of 2004 and has responsibility for all operational activities of the Asia region. He began his career at Henniges and has held roles of increasing responsibility over his 15 years with the company, including Senior Engineering Director and Deputy General Manager, Science and Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology and Engineering and his Master’s degree in Material Science from the South China University of Technology.