Commercial Vehicle Group Announces The Promotion Of Geoff Perich To President Of Global Construction & Agriculture Business

October 28, 2014

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. ("CVG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CVGI), announced the promotion of Geoff Perich to President of Global Construction & Agriculture business, effective October 24, 2014.

Geoff Perich, who joined CVG in August, 2013 as Managing Director for the Asia Pacific region, based in Shanghai, China, will replace Kevin Frailey, who served as President of Global Construction, Agriculture & Military business. Frailey's departure from the Company will be effective as of October 31, 2014. Perich will continue to be based in the Company's Shanghai offices.

Perich came to CVG from Caterpillar where he served for nineteen years, most recently as a Product Manager in the Asia Pacific Theatre for the hydraulic excavator division.  He also served as a Product Manager in the Americas for the medium wheel loader division during his tenure with Caterpillar.  Perich is a graduate of the West Australian Institute of Technology School of Engineering and holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

"Geoff brings deep commercial and operations experience in a global manufacturing environment to this important new assignment," said Rich Lavin.  "He will remain in China, as the APAC region represents the most significant opportunity for our Construction and Agriculture business and it is crucial that our global organization have strong executive leadership representation in this part of the world."

"It is an exciting time to participate in the Company's growth activities in the construction and agriculture industries," said Perich.  "I look forward to expanding my leadership role outside of the Asia Pacific region and engaging our employees, customers and suppliers in support of our strategic planning goals for these important markets."

The military business will report directly through Rich Lavin, President & CEO of the Company.

About Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. is a Delaware (USA) corporation. We were formed as a privately-held company in August 2000. We became a publicly held company in 2004. The Company (and its subsidiaries) is a leading supplier of a full range of cab related products and systems for the global commercial vehicle market, including the medium- and heavy-duty truck market, the medium-and heavy-construction vehicle markets, the military, bus, agriculture, specialty transportation, mining, industrial equipment and off-road recreational (ATV/UTV) markets.  Information about the Company and its products is available on the internet at

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Terry Hammett, Investor Relations, Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc., (614) 289-5384