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SOUTHFIELD, Mich., May 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) today named Douglas DelGrosso president and chief operating officer, effective immediately. He will report to Lear Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Bob Rossiter.

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DelGrosso began his career with Lear in 1984 as a design engineer and has progressively advanced to positions of increasing responsibility. In 1991, he was promoted to director of Product Engineering and in 1995, he assumed operating responsibility for the company's GM Division. He also served as president of Lear's DaimlerChrysler Division as well as its Interior Systems and Electronics divisions. In 2001, DelGrosso was named executive vice president - International Operations. One year later, his duties were expanded to president and chief operating officer for all of Lear's operations in Europe, Asia and Africa. Last year, he was named president and chief operating officer - The Americas.

"Doug is an outstanding leader with strong technical knowledge and global operating experience. He is the perfect person to serve as the company's president and chief operating officer," said Rossiter. "Doug has the full confidence of the Board of Directors and support of the entire Lear team."

DelGrosso holds a bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lawrence Technological University, and a master's degree in Business Administration from Michigan State University.

Lear Corporation, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Southfield, Mich., USA, focuses on integrating complete automotive interiors, including seat systems, interior trim and electrical systems. With annual net sales of $17 billion in 2004, Lear is one of the world's largest automotive interior systems suppliers. The company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by more than 110,000 employees in 34 countries. Further information about Lear and its products is available on the Internet at .

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Posted on 5/18/2005

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