NORTHVILLE, Mich., March 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Amerigon Incorporated (NASDAQ-GS: ARGN), the global market leader and a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, today announced that it has named human resources executive David J. Bomzer to the newly-created position of Vice President of Human Resources, effective immediately. Bomzer will report directly to President and CEO Daniel R. Coker and will be responsible for managing the Company's employee recruitment, training, compensation, benefits and organizational development.
Bomzer, 50, joins Amerigon after more than 25 years in global industrial manufacturing, pharmaceutical and high technology industries, including nearly five years as Vice President of Human Resources and Company Officer for Valley Forge, PA-based CertainTeed Corporation. CertainTeed is a subsidiary of Paris-based Saint Gobain, a world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designing, manufacturing and distributing building materials and providing innovative solutions for energy efficiency and environmental protection.
"David brings a wealth of experience and solid human resources credentials to the Amerigon management team," Coker said. "His leadership skills and human resources management experience in domestic and multi-national companies that provide innovative solutions, which benefit businesses and key stakeholders, including employees, make him an ideal fit for this important position. David's background and professional expertise will play a key role in helping us plan and manage our employee recruiting and retention efforts as we grow over the next few years."
From June 2009 until joining Amerigon, Bomzer was a Management Consultant at an affiliate of The Executive Edge, Inc., a Chicago-based human resources management consulting and executive coaching firm. In that role, he helped clients address business challenges through human resource initiatives and coached executive leadership talent. Bomzer also has held a number of Board positions for non-profit organizations.
Prior to CertainTeed, Bomzer was Director, Global Talent Management for Ingersoll-Rand Company and was Assistant Vice President, Strategic Staffing for Wyeth (later acquired by Pfizer). From 1989 to 2000, he held positions of increasing responsibility with Abbott Laboratories starting as a site human resources manager and concluding with a director role.
Bomzer has a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Sciences with majors in psychology, employment relations and political science from Michigan State University and a Master's degree in labor and industrial relations from the University of Illinois.
Amerigon (NASDAQ-GS:ARGN) is a global developer and marketer of innovative thermal management technologies for a broad range of heating and cooling and temperature control applications. Automotive products based on technologies developed by Amerigon and its majority-owned subsidiary, W.E.T. Automotive Systems AG, include actively heated and cooled seat systems and cup holders, heated and ventilated seat systems, thermal storage bins, heated seat and steering wheel systems, cable systems and other electronic devices. Its advanced technology team is developing more efficient materials for thermoelectrics and systems for waste heat recovery and electrical power generation for the automotive market that may have far-reaching applications for consumer products as well as industrial and technology markets. Amerigon has more than 5,000 employees in facilities in the U.S., Germany, Mexico, China, Canada, Japan, England, Korea and the Ukraine. For more information, go to www.amerigon.com.
Certain matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, and actual results may be different. Important factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from its expectations in this release are risks that sales may not significantly increase, additional financing, if necessary, may not be available, new competitors may arise and adverse conditions in the automotive industry may negatively affect its results. The liquidity and trading price of its common stock may be negatively affected by these and other factors. Please also refer to Amerigon's Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and reports, including, but not limited to, its Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011; all of which are available free of charge on the SEC's website at www.sec.gov. Amerigon expressly disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
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