Gerard Roose is responsible for strategic growth plans, customer relations, sales, and marketing activities.
Roose began his career at General Motors in 1986, with assignments in product, manufacturing, and systems engineering; as well as numerous assignments in program management. His product line experience includes seating, interior, safety, and closure systems. In 1994 he began a three year assignment in Wuppertal, Germany, where he led Delphi in establishing a seat systems product and manufacturing engineering team. Prior to joining the sales team he was Director of Advanced Development at Delphi Safety and Interior Systems.
Roose earned a bachelor’s of science degree in Industrial and Operations Engineering and a MBA, both from the University of Michigan. He is certified as a Six Sigma Green Belt, attended training at the Executive Education Center at the University of Michigan and has also completed the Leadership Development Program at the Center for Creative Leadership. Roose serves on the Board of Directors for Inteva's joint venture operations in China, Shanghai Inteva Automotive Door Systems.
Outside of work, Roose enjoys cheering on University of Michigan sports and the Detroit Red Wings, coaching fast pitch softball, going on cruises, and spending time with his wife and two children. He also actively participates in the Original Equipment Suppliers Association and has earned recognition as Volunteer of the Year for FIRST Robotics.