Webasto Appoints Head of North American Electric Vehicle Charging Business

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Webasto is the first to offer a charging solution with a professional, nationwide installation and service network

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Thomas has held various other positions at Webasto including over 25 years of OEM business execution and leadership, as well as many years of aftermarket expertise.

We are excited to strengthen our business within the new automotive mobility and are proud to have John leading the charge. – Fabian Bez

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, a global tier-one automotive and aftermarket equipment manufacturer, expands on its automotive leadership position by entering into the North American electric vehicle (EV) charging business. The EV charging products are being presented for the first time in North America at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fortifying its commitment to participate in the electric vehicle market, Webasto has appointed Mr. John Thomas as Head of Electric Vehicle Charging Solutions North America. Thomas' focus will be to provide one of the most comprehensive electric vehicle charging approaches, as Webasto is one of the only suppliers to offer a true OEM end-to-end charging solution backed by many years of experience in the automotive industry.

Prior to this new assignment, Thomas held various other positions at Webasto including over 25 years of OEM business execution and leadership, as well as many years of aftermarket expertise. “We are excited to strengthen our business within the new automotive mobility and are proud to have John leading the charge,” said Fabian Bez, Chairman of the Management Board Webasto Thermo & Comfort. “He knows the North American market and the customer base very well.”

In North America, the business unit Webasto Thermo & Comfort will focus on the deployment of its charging solutions together with global vehicle OEMs. The Webasto EV charging business includes: customization of hardware and software, connectivity, professional installation and back end user interface technology. Webasto has been a trusted, quality-driven automotive supplier since the 1930s. For more information on Webasto electric vehicle charging stations, please visit http://www.Webasto-Charging.com/us

About Webasto:
The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers, and is among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. In its core business areas, the company develops and produces sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs as well as thermo systems for all drive types. In addition, with battery systems and charging solutions, Webasto is building up a product portfolio for electromobility. In 2016, the Webasto Group generated sales of 3.2 billion euros and has more than 12,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf, near Munich (Germany). For more information please visit http://www.webasto-group.com

Media Contact:
Webasto Group    
Petra Diederichs
Vice President Corporate Communications    
Telephone: +49 89 8 57 94-670
E-Mail: petra.diederichs(at)webasto.com

Webasto Thermo & Comfort North America, Inc.
Josh Lupu
Director of Marketing
Telephone: +01 810-593-6060
E-Mail: Josh.Lupu(at)webasto.com

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