Mark A. Potesta

Mark A. Potesta is Gentherm’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer reporting to Phil Eyler.


Mark leads 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 provides functional leadership for the Company’s electronics, Battery Thermal Management (BTM), and advanced engineering teams.


Mark 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, heads-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. As an Executive Engineering Director, Mark delivered tremendous value through innovation to customers in North America leveraging his unique vehicle integration and electrical architecture capabilities. As a Customer Business Unit Director and as the Managing Director for the Global Electrical Center Product Business Unit, Mark had full P&L responsibility and grew the businesses with global automakers including Daimler, Ford, General Motors, Tesla and Volkswagen through innovation while expanding margins. He began his career at General Motors where he held progressive engineering positions.


Mark holds a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical Engineering, from Youngstown State University.

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