Gentherm, a developer of innovative thermal management technologies, has announced that Mark Potesta will join the company’s leadership team as senior vice president and chief technology officer (CTO) on Nov. 12.
In this role, Potesta will lead Gentherm’s technology strategy to deliver unique and innovative thermal solutions across a broad range of applications in both automotive and medical markets. He also will provide functional leadership for the company’s electronics, Battery Thermal Management (BTM) and advanced engineering teams. Potesta will report to Gentherm’s President and CEO, Phil Eyler.
“I am thrilled that Mark is joining Gentherm as our CTO. He has a proven track record of combining technology, data insight and creativity to deliver innovation to market,” said Eyler. “This, in combination with his ability to execute business unit results, will help Gentherm expand our industry leading thermal technology and drive growth in our electronics and BTM businesses.”
Potesta comes to Gentherm from Panasonic Automotive Systems, where he was the executive vice president of engineering and CTO. At Panasonic he led research and development for some of the most complex electronic systems for automotive, including extensive software. He was responsible for the engineering of infotainment systems, audio systems, head-up displays and styled switches for global automakers including FCA, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Toyota. Prior to Panasonic, he had an extensive career at Delphi, where he held positions of increasing responsibility in Engineering as well as Business Unit leadership for Electrical and Electronic Architectures. Potesta began his career at General Motors, where he held progressive engineering positions.
Potesta holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, from Youngstown State University.