Alps Alpine names new chief technical officer, VP engineering

AUBURN HILLS–Alps Alpine North America Inc. has named Mike Kenhard as chief technical officer and vice president of engineering at its North American headquarters here.

Kenhard brings an extensive background in the automotive industry as well as a proven history of leading various teams through key company projects and initiatives. Throughout his career, Kenhard has championed growth and success both on a divisional and company-wide basis, using his skills as an effective communicator, manager, and strategic planner to promote positive change and desired company results.

Said Alps Alpine president and CEO Robert Hill: “His technical expertise, experience, and drive will ensure that we continue to provide winning solutions to our customers and lead our expansion into new areas in our pursuit of Perfecting the Art of Electronics.”

Kenhard will oversee all engineering at Alps Alpine North America.

Alps Alpine is a manufacturer of electronic components and automotive infotainment systems, operating since 1948. Today, it has 110 locations in 25 countries, and produces 40,000 different products and services to 2,000 customers worldwide. Those offerings include switches, sensors, data communication modules, touch input panels, actuators, and power inductors; electronic shifters, remote keyless entry systems, and other automotive units; consumer electronics like car navigation and audio-visual systems; and systems and services such as digital keys based on smartphone app and blockchain technology, and remote monitoring.

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