Lear Corporation Appoints Albert E. Billis President - Manufacturing Operations Division Southfield, Mich. (ots-PRNewswire) - Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) today announced the appointment of Albert E. Billis to Senior Vice President and President - Manufacturing Operations Division, reporting to Douglas D. DelGrosso, President - North American Operations. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990510/DEM040 ) In this new position, Billis is responsible for integrating and directing Lear's Interior Systems Group, Structural Systems Division and the Interior Systems International business of newly acquired United Technologies Automotive. Billis joined Lear in 1998 after more than 35 years at General Motors Corporation, where he most recently served as general director of engineering for GM's Delphi Automotive Systems' Interior and Lighting Systems division, a position he had held since November 1991. Prior to that he served as director of the seat systems business unit and director of materials management and quality assurance. Billis graduated from General Motors Institute (GMI, now Kettering University) with a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering and earned a masters in business administration from Stanford University under the Sloan Fellowship Program. He and his wife Jane, who have four children, reside in Lake Orion, MI. Lear Corporation, a Fortune 200 company headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, is the world's largest supplier of automotive interiors, with 1998 proforma sales of more than $12 billion. The company's world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by more than 100,000 employees in over 300 facilities located in 33 countries. Information about Lear and its products is available on the Internet at http://www.lear.com. ots Original Text Service: Lear Corporation Internet: http://www.newsaktuell.de Contact: Karen Stewart, Director - Corporate Communications of Lear, 248-447-1651 Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/19990510/DEM040 or NewsCom, 213-237-5431 Company News On-Call: http://www.prnewswire.com/comp/518304.html or fax, 800-758-5804, ext. 518304 Web site: http://www.lear.com e-mail: NA_global@newsaktuell.de


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