Lear Announces Executive Appointments
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE:
LEA), a leading global supplier of automotive seating, electronics and
electrical distribution systems, announced today that Wendy L. Foss has
been elected to the position of corporate secretary in addition to her
responsibilities as vice president - Finance and Administration, and
Liam E. Hart has been promoted to deputy general counsel, effective
immediately. Both Foss and Hart will report to Daniel A. Ninivaggi,
executive vice president and general counsel.
"Wendy and Liam are experienced professionals who have excellent
track records in areas of increasing responsibility," commented Dan
Ninivaggi. "Wendy's experience as deputy corporate secretary,
chairperson of our Corporate Compliance Committee, assistant controller
and a variety of other Finance and Administration positions make her the
perfect candidate for this expanded role."
"As deputy general counsel, Liam will assume greater management
responsibility of legal matters in addition to overseeing our outside
counsel relationships in North America," added Ninivaggi. "In addition,
he will continue to be directly involved in significant commercial,
product liability and warranty matters. We are fortunate to have
individuals of their caliber on our Lear team."
Foss earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from
Central Michigan University and a Master of Science degree in Finance
from Walsh College. A Certified Public Accountant, Foss sits on the
Finance Committees for the Visiting Nurse Association, Inc. and Inforum
(formerly known as the Women's Economic Club).
Hart earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Business
Administration from Kalamazoo College and his Juris Doctorate summa cum
laude from the University of Detroit School of Law, where he was a
senior editor for the Law Review.
Lear Corporation is one of the world's largest suppliers of
automotive seating systems, electronic products and electrical
distribution systems. In 2006, Lear ranked #130 among the Fortune 500.
Lear's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured
by a diverse team of more than 90,000 employees at 236 facilities in 33
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 http://www.lear.com/.
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SOURCE: Lear Corporation
CONTACT: Mel Stephens of Lear Corporation, +1-248-447-1624
Web site: http://www.lear.com/
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Posted on 5/15/2007