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.
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