SOURCE: Inalfa Sunroofs

February 12, 2007 09:25 ET

Inalfa Sunroofs LLC Promotes David Gienapp to President and COO

WIXOM, MI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 12, 2007 -- Inalfa Sunroofs LLC announced today the promotion of its current Executive Vice President and CFO, Mr. David P. Gienapp, to President and COO.

Mr. Dennis J. Samfilippo, President and CEO, has announced his resignation to return to his former position with Delphi Corporation. Mr. Samfilippo will remain with the Company as a Board Member with oversight responsibilities. Mr. Samfilippo was initially hired in a turnaround capacity, and successfully guided the Company during the last two years when it moved its financial, engineering and executive management functions from the Netherlands to Michigan. Under his leadership, the Company consolidated its operations from two Brighton, MI plants to one larger facility allowing for the commencement of UK-based spoiler sunroof production in Wixom and for the commencement of production of sunroof products for Detroit's Big-3. The Company also successfully restructured its current and long-term debt, expanded its product offerings, increased revenue and lowered its operating costs.

"With the completion of the restructuring of the Company in all phases -- its enhanced product portfolio, lower debt levels, expanded credit facilities, improved product quality and a larger customer base -- Inalfa Sunroofs is well positioned to enter into its next stage," said Mr. Samfilippo. "I have worked shoulder to shoulder with Mr. Gienapp through our achievements since we both came to the Company slightly over two years ago. He has contributed significantly to our success over the last two years, and his experiences, talents and management style are right for Inalfa Sunroofs as it exits from its turnaround stage and enters into what we believe to be a growth period both domestically and internationally," continued Mr. Samfilippo. "I am proud of our very meaningful operational, financial and structural improvements over the last two years, and I am confident that Dave will lead the Company to greater achievements in the future. I look forward to contributing to the Company's growth in 2007 and beyond, both as an active Board member and as a Company advisor." Ms. Debra Hayden has been promoted to Controller and will assist Mr. Gienapp with his continuing financial responsibilities.

About Inalfa

Inalfa Sunroofs is a United States-based global designer and manufacturer of state-of-the-art aftermarket sunroof systems. Inalfa Sunroofs is very proud of its OEM heritage and the leveraged technology that it is able to design into a wide range of aftermarket Inbuilt Sunroofs, Panoramic, Electric Spoiler Sunroofs, Pop-ups and Electric Folding Sunroofs that meet or exceed rigorous automotive standards. To learn more about Inalfa Sunroofs, visit

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Lauri Eisen
    (810) 227-0123, Ext. 222

    Inalfa Sunroofs
    50695 Varsity Ct.
    Wixom, MI 48393 USA
    Tel. (800) 521-9753
    Fax (810) 227-0129