Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America appoints new CEO

Webasto announced Mark Denny will asume the role of president and CEO in the North America Thermo and Comfort Division. With over 30 years of experience in the automotive and transportation industry, Denny was most recently president and CEO of Webasto-Edscha Cabrio USA, Webasto’s convertible roof division.

“The Webasto Group sees an immense amount of potential in North America. Mark Denny has a proven track record of bringing steady, sustainable growth to the companies he’s led in the past, and we know he’ll do the same for our Thermo and Comfort group,” said Axel Schulmeyer, chairman of the management board, Webasto Thermo and Comfort SE.

Denny’s strategy includes utilizing Webasto’s global resources and knowledge of heating, cooling and ventilation solutions to expand the company’s reach and product portfolio in North America. Work has already begun in the automotive, commercial vehicle and off-highway markets.

“I’m excited to be part of a company that is developing products with the customer and the environment in mind. Webasto is known for being an innovator and leader in every market it touches,” said Denny. “To me this is more than just a job or just another company. Having worked in the Webasto family for some time, I know we are passionate about our customers, partners and employees. We succeed because our customers succeed, and this is what makes Webasto an incredible company to work for.”

Webasto introduced the world’s first commercially available fuel-operated air heating technology in the 1950s. The company produces more than a million heaters per year. Webasto introduced the folding fabric roof in 1932, the steel panel sunroof in 1956, and the glass sunroof in 1974, which became the modern-day sunroof.

The company’s marine division produces heating and cooling systems, and a wide array of sunroofs. Webasto earned an Innovation Award for its V50M chiller system in 2014.

Contact Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America, Inc. at 15083 North Rd., Fenton, MI 48430, by phone at 800-215-7010, or online at www.webasto-marine.com.

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