Northville’s Gentherm Establishes New Technologies Division


Gentherm Inc., a Northville-based developer of thermal management technologies for the auto industry and others, has established a new division called Gentherm Technologies.

The division will lead new and developing product categories for Gentherm including battery thermal management, battery management systems, electronics business unit, aviation, and consumer products.

The company has appointed Darren A. Schumacher as the division’s president, effective immediately.

“As we’ve grown and our mission has evolved, we have gone from a thermoelectric company to a thermal technology company,” says Daniel R. Coker, president and CEO of Gentherm Inc. “This management structure ensures we position ourselves for the next phase of our company story.”

In this role, Schumacher, who joined the company in 2013 as vice president of product development, will continue to lead all of the company’s research and product development activities. He will also oversee Gentherm’s non-automotive subsidiaries including the newly acquired CSZ and Gentherm Global Power Technologies, and

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a Ph.D., MSE, and BSE in aerospace engineering. Schumacher also has an MBA from Regis University.