Gentherm has appointed Thomas Stocker as SVP and GM of its Automotive Climate and Comfort business, effective 1 September.

Stocker will lead the supplier’s core Automotive global business. He will be responsible for growing the Climate and Comfort portfolio with Gentherm’s OEM customers worldwide, developing and launching new products and driving profitability.

Stocker will report to Gentherm president and CEO, Phil Eyler and will be based in the company’s Odelzhausen, Germany office.

“I am extremely pleased Thomas is joining our executive management team to lead our core Automotive business,” said Eyler.

“He brings deep experience and a proven track record for business growth, launching technology to market and project execution. “His international background of executive roles within BMW and technology suppliers makes him qualified to expand our industry leadership in thermal technology and drive growth in our Automotive Climate and Comfort business.”

Stocker comes to Gentherm from Hensoldt, a global defence and security electronics company, where he was CTO and Head of Engineering.

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Prior to Hensoldt, Stocker held several senior level business unit leadership positions at Harman International.