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Inteva CEO & President Lon Offenbacher is quoted in a feature article by Senior Writer David Sedgwick about the future of sunroofs and the expected growth of panoramic roofs globally.
Lots of companies like to call themselves global because they have an office in Europe or a sales employee in Asia. Inteva Products likes to call itself a global firm because it employs 11,500 people in 18 countries.
As the auto industry booms, so does Inteva Products LLC. The company’s Vandalia facility — which does development, prototyping and testing for Troy, Michigan-based Inteva’s interior group — is looking to add another 10 engineers in the near term, and that number could grow if it lands some big programs that are in the works.
Among the more recent Plex converts is Inteva Products, a maker of sunroofs and door latches headquartered 4 miles up the road from Plex in Troy, Mich. Inteva has switched to Plex’s software at 26 offices around the world, with many converting from programs made by SAP (SAP), the global leader in enterprise resource planning.
Troy-based automotive supplier Inteva will formally introduce its Inteather brand — a leather-like material used in automotive interiors — as an alternative to vinyl this month at the WardsAuto Interiors Conference on May 21 at The Henry Hotel in Dearborn (formerly Ritz-Carlton).
Dennis Hodges, Inteva’s Chief Information Officer, discusses the importance of sequencing and traceability in support of manufacturing, and the ways that IT provides service and adds value throughout the enterprise.
Automotive suppliers in India are increasingly developing products specifically for the local market, keeping global standards in mind. This enables customisation of products to local needs, as well as improvements in the quality of products manufactured here. One such company is Inteva Products, which supplies closure systems and motors to OEMs in India. It includes components like latches and retention modules, window regulators and window lift motors.
A dress using Inteva Products TPO material for automotive interiors, was selected as the winning design in The MAIN (Motorcity Automotive Industry Night) Event Fashion Show of automotive-inspired garments, and was modeled last week at the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview in Detroit.
It may not be quite ready for the fashion runways in Paris and New York, but Inteva Products LLC's slush molded thermoplastic polyolefin has broken through in Detroit. For the charity preview at this year's North American International Auto Show on Jan. 17, designer Janna Coumoundouros used a roll of Inteva's TPO – used as a skin material for cars' instrumental panels and door panels -- to create three dresses, with two of them worn on the red carpet.
Mary Foster has served as vice president, supply chain management, at Inteva Products in Troy, Mich., since 2007. Inteva is a major global supplier of automotive closure systems, interiors systems, motors, electronics, and roof systems. Responsibilities: Direct and indirect material purchasing, logistics.

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