SOURCE: Gentex Corporation

Gentex Corporation

August 03, 2011 16:37 ET

Gentex Appoints Horner as Vice President of Quality

ZEELAND, MI--(Marketwire - Aug 3, 2011) - Gentex Corporation (NASDAQ: GNTX), the Zeeland, Michigan-based manufacturer of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based driver-assist systems for the automotive industry, commercial fire protection products and dimmable aircraft windows, has announced the appointment of Ken Horner to Vice President of Quality. Horner brings 13 years of experience in electronics, program management, and quality to his new position.

"We expect that Ken's experience, along with his strong leadership skills and his proactive approach to quality, will further strengthen our Quality team at Gentex," stated Fred Bauer, Gentex Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Horner was previously Director of Quality, after spending several years as an electrical program manager.

"Ken's ability to create an environment of collaboration and problem solving will contribute to the continued high quality of our product lines," said Bauer.

Horner joined Gentex in 2004 after six years as a program manager at Johnson Controls. He is a veteran of the United States Army and earned a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Western Michigan University and a master's degree in business administration from Grand Valley State University. He and his wife, Barb, have two children and reside in Holland, Michigan.

Founded in 1974, Gentex Corporation is the leading supplier of automatic-dimming rearview mirrors and camera-based driver-assist systems to the global automotive industry. The Company also provides commercial smoke alarms and signaling devices to the North American fire protection market, as well as dimmable aircraft windows for the commercial, business and general aviation markets. Based in Zeeland, Michigan, the international Company develops, manufactures and markets interior and exterior automatic-dimming automotive rearview mirrors that utilize proprietary electrochromic technology to dim in proportion to the amount of headlight glare from trailing vehicle headlamps. More than half of the Company's interior mirrors are sold with advanced electronic features, and more than 98 percent of the Company's net sales are derived from the sale of auto-dimming mirrors to every major automaker in the world.

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