Webasto Product North America, Inc. Appoints Dr. Rolf Haag as President and CEO

June 8, 2009

FENTON, Mich., June 8 /PRNewswire/ — Webasto appointed Dr. Rolf Haag to become President and Chief Executive Officer of Webasto Product North America, Inc., (WPNA), effective June 8, 2009. WPNA is a subsidiary of leading automotive supplier Webasto AG, based in Stockdorf, near Munich, Germany.

Before moving to WPNA, Dr. Rolf Haag worked at Feintool US Operations, Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio where he held the position of Vice President Sales and Marketing. Mr. Haag has been working for Tier 1 and 2 global automotive suppliers as well as machinery companies in the US for more than 20 years. He has exceptional experience in sales, distribution and marketing as well as account and program management, quality and engineering. Mr. Haag studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Frankfurt (Germany) and earned a Ph.D. in International Business at the Madison University. He also holds citizenship status in both the US and Germany.

“We are very happy to get an acknowledged automotive professional on board,” commented Dr. Joachim Damasky, member of the Management Board of Webasto AG. “Rolf Haag’s expertise is needed to further improve the strategic positioning of Webasto in the US, including the Idle-Reducing initiative promoting heating and cooling solutions for the transportation industry. In addition his clear focus on customer services and quality will help drive further business for Webasto’s engine-off technology.”

Rolf Haag follows Fred Olson, member of the WPNA Board of Directors and former President and Chief Executive Officer of Webasto Roof Systems, Inc. of Rochester Hills (Mich.) who has assumed the role of an interim President and CEO, WPNA since mid October 2008.

“We explicitly thank Mr. Olson for his engagement and support by taking over again an operational leadership role for Webasto,” said Dr. Joachim Damasky.

About Webasto:

Webasto AG headquartered in Stockdorf near Munich has been a family-run business ever since the company was founded in 1901. It has about 6,500 employees at 50 international locations and is specialized in the Convertible, Roof & Body (CRB) and Global Comfort Solutions (GCS) business segments. With sales of around 1.6 billion euros (2008 business year) Webasto is one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. The company’s core competencies include development and production of convertible, roof and body systems as well as heating, cooling and ventilation systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles. For additional information go to www.webasto.us.

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