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TINLEY PARK, Illinois (August 8, 2017)  UGN, Inc. has announced the promotion of Emmanuel Reymond to vice president of product development.

“I am pleased to have Emmanuel officially join our executive committee,” says UGN president and chief executive officer, Peter Anthony. “Promoting from within the organization is one of our key initiatives.” Reymond was previously product engineering manager for UGN.

In his new role, and in addition to his current responsibilities, Reymond is responsible for strategic planning across product development. He has more than 20 years of experience in product development and is best known for his ability to drive significant technological advancements and market innovation aligned with business goals.

He joined UGN in 2010 from Autoneum in France, where he was technical sales manager for Japanese and Korean transplants in Europe for five years. Prior to that he worked for Nihon Tokushu Toryo (Nittoku) in Japan as technical liaison manager for another five years.

Reymond has an undergraduate degree in engineering, materials and physics, from INSA Lyon, and earned his MBA from the Paris School of Business.

“It is an exciting time here at UGN,” says Reymond. “I am looking forward to taking on this new role and eager to embrace these responsibilities.”

About UGN, Inc.

Founded in 1986 as a partnership between Nihon Tokushu Toryo Co. Ltd., (Nittoku) and Autoneum Holding AG, UGN, Inc., is the preferred producer of high quality acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products, and a recognized leader in customer satisfaction for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America.

UGN, with more than $415 million in revenue, has six locations in the United States—Novi, Michigan; Jackson, Tennessee; Monroe, Ohio; Somerset, Kentucky; Tinley Park, Illinois; and Valparaiso, Indiana; as well as a location in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico—specializing in manufacturing, research, development, testing, and service support.