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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating, electrical distribution systems and electronics products, announced today that Jason Forcier has been appointed vice president and general manager - Global Electronics, effective August 18, 2008. He will report to Ray Scott, Lear Senior Vice President and President of Lear's Global Electrical and Electronics Division.

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In his new role, Forcier will oversee all aspects of Lear's Global Electronics business, which includes products such as smart junction boxes, body controllers and gateway modules, wireless devices, lighting electronics and infotainment systems. Prior to joining Lear, Forcier was regional president, automotive electronics for Robert Bosch LLC, with responsibility for Bosch's North American automotive electronics business.

"We believe there is tremendous opportunity to grow our core body electronics business as customers seek innovative solutions that provide improved functionality as well as cost, weight and packaging advantages," said Ray Scott. "Jason's background and experience make him perfectly suited for leading the growth strategy in this segment that we announced earlier this year and we look forward to his contributions to Lear's long-term success."

Prior to his position at Bosch, Forcier was president and CEO of ETAS, Inc., a Bosch subsidiary. Forcier joined ETAS in 1997, where he held various positions of increasing responsibility in electronics engineering. Forcier also held marketing positions at DSP Technologies and was a systems engineer at Delphi Automotive.

Forcier earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the GMI Engineering & Management Institute (now Kettering University) in Flint, Mich., and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich. He has been a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers since 1990, where he has participated in panels at the SAE AVL Theater as well as participating in A World in Motion, sponsored by the SAE Foundation.

Lear Corporation is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive seating systems, electrical distribution systems and electronics products. The Company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by a diverse team of 91,000 employees at 215 facilities in 35 countries. Lear's headquarters are in Southfield, Michigan. Lear is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol [LEA]. Further information about Lear is available on the Internet at .

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Posted on 8/19/2008

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