NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gentherm (NASDAQ:THRM), the global market leader and developer of innovative thermal management technologies, today announced that Yijing H. Brentano has joined the Company as Senior Vice President, Investor Relations and Corporate Communications, reporting to Phil Eyler, President and CEO of Gentherm.
“I am delighted to welcome Yijing to Gentherm’s executive management team as we work to update our strategic plan. Yijing’s global financial and general management experience along with her industry perspectives will be crucial in helping cultivate strong investor and analyst relationships. She will play an important role in shaping our messaging and facilitating external and internal communications,” said Eyler. “I am also excited to appoint Yijing as the executive sponsor for Gentherm Global Women’s Network, a new initiative focused on attracting and developing female talent. I am confident she will be a valuable addition to the Gentherm team.”
Brentano most recently served as Founder and Managing Partner of Green Tree Advisory, a consultancy that aids start-up companies with strategic and financial planning and connects them with suppliers, business partners and consumers in China. Prior to that, she served as Vice President of Strategy and Investor Relations at Harman International, a Samsung Company. Before joining Harman, she spent 17 years at telecommunications company Sprint Corporation in multiple leadership assignments, including Vice President of Strategic Initiatives and Mobile Health, General Manager of International Wholesale, Vice President of Investor Relations and business unit CFO roles. Before Sprint, Brentano served as a senior consultant for Ernst & Young.
Brentano has been recognized as a top-ranked Investor Relations professional by Institutional Investor magazine and received the CMO Asia Women Leadership Award in 2013. She was also named to Ingram’s 40 Under Forty and recognized as one of Kansas City’s 50 most influential women by KC Business Magazine. She is a Certified Treasury Professional, holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Kansas and a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
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Gentherm (NASDAQ: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 variable temperature Climate Control Seats, TrueTherm™ cupholder and 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 is also developing a number of new technologies and products that will help enable improvements to existing products and to create new product applications for existing and new markets. Gentherm has over thirteen thousand employees in facilities in the United States, Germany, Canada, China, Hungary, Japan, Korea, Macedonia, Malta, Mexico, United Kingdom, Ukraine, and Vietnam. For more information, go to www.gentherm.com.
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