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 18 manufacturing locations across 7 different countries. Henniges generates annual sales exceeding one billion dollars from the following product areas - sealing and glass encapsulation 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.


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.
Linda Hellebuyck

Linda Hellebuyck

Chief Financial Officer

Linda Hellebuyck joined Henniges Automotive in 2009 as the Corporate Controller and held that position until taking on the interim CFO role in 2022.   Linda has more than 30 years of experience in the finance and accounting space with extensive financial expertise and has worked more than 25 years in the automotive industry. Prior to joining Henniges, she most recently served as a director of finance for BBi Enterprises Group, Inc. and as senior financial analyst and accounting manager at Benteler Automotive Corporation before that.   Additionally, she held accounting positions at Collins & Aikman, Wesley Industries and Dobrowitsky & Associates. She began her career as a staff accountant with General Electric Capital Fleet Services.

In her current role as CFO, she oversees treasury, accounting, financial planning and analysis, risk management, taxation, information technology, legal affairs, and capital funding for Henniges. Linda earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting with a minor in finance and economics from Lake Superior State University, in addition to maintaining her CPA certification for the past 27 years. She works out of Henniges Automotive’s headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan

Deepak Manchanda

Deepak Manchanda

Vice President, Global Sales and Europe

Deepak originally joined Henniges in 1993 and we are delighted to have him back. His career spans over 30 years in the automotive industry bringing significant experience in vehicle sealing in multiple functions. After leaving Henniges in 2012, he worked for Johnson Controls and Woodbridge Group in Asia. In his role as Vice President of Global Sales and Europe he is responsible for our growth, commercial excellence and also oversee our European Plants. Deepak brings strong leadership skills and experience in handling urgent commercial situations in our industry as well as operational background. He has been vital to the strides we have made in our Europe operations. Deepak earned his Bachelor of Industrial Engineering at Nagpur University in India and completed his MBA at the University of Michigan.

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.

Fred Jamieson

Vice President Global Engineering & Program Management

Fred joined Henniges in December 2013 and has responsibility for global engineering and program management. Prior to this role, he was the Vice President of Global Sales and Program Management for the company. Fred’s career spans over 25 years in the automotive industry with previous experience in Engineering, Operations, Sales, and Program Management. This experience makes him the perfect person to lead our teams in the critical areas of material development and technical developments with the customer. Fred earned his MBA at the University of Michigan, Dearborn and earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor.

Ramakrishna Maddipati

Vice President of Global Manufacturing

Rama joined Henniges in January 2001 and serves as the Vice President Global Manufacturing. Rama has held positions of increasing responsibility in engineering, program management, lean manufacturing and operations since his start with Henniges Automotive. His technical and operational experience throughout his time with Henniges makes him the perfect person to lead our standardization, automation, and continuous improvement efforts at our manufacturing facilities across the globe. He earned his Bachelor of Technology in Mechanical Engineering from JNT University in Hyderabad, India and his MBA from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Deng Feng

Vice President, 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.
Mike Ostrander - Global VP Purchasing

Mike Ostrander

Global Vice President of Purchasing

Mike joined Henniges in February 2018 and has responsibility for global supply chain.  Prior to this role, he led the North America supply chain team.  Mike’s career spans over 23 years in the automotive industry with a focus on raw materials and previous experience of increasing responsibility in supply chain and finance operations. This experience makes him the perfect person to lead our teams in commodity management, sustainability, strategic sourcing, and integration.  Mike earned his BBA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University.