CVG Announces the Appointment of Christopher H. Bohnert as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer

October 5, 2020

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, Oct. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. ("CVG" or the "Company") (Nasdaq: CVGI), a diversified industrial company, today announced the appointment of  Christopher H. Bohnert as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer as of Monday, October 19, 2020. 

Mr. Bohnert comes to CVG from Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. where he served as Chief Financial Officer for Finished Lubricants & Chemicals.  He has more than 25 years of global financial leadership experience across a wide range of industries including transportation and plastics.  Prior to joining Calumet, Mr. Bohnert held positions as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Accounting Officer with global manufacturers including Titan International, Silgan Plastics Corporation, and AB Mauri Fleischmann's.  Mr. Bohnert started his career in public accounting with KPMG LLP.

Mr. Bohnert holds a BS in Accountancy and a BSBA in Economics from the University of Missouri and an MS in Accountancy from the University of South Carolina.  His leadership experience encompasses Finance, Accounting, Internal Audit, Investor Relations, Treasury, Information Technology, Mergers and Acquisitions and team rebuilding.

According to Mr. Bohnert, it is an exciting time to join CVG.  "I look forward to helping the company manage through the current economic challenges and drive an increasingly differentiated customer and product portfolio," he commented.  "I am excited about working with Harold and the entire CVG team to advance our strategic growth initiatives and create value for our shareholders."

"I am pleased to welcome Chris to CVG and have him lead the finance function of our global organization," said Harold Bevis, President and CEO. "Chris also has great experience in mergers, acquisitions, and capital market financing.  This will help us accelerate our activities to expand the Company's portfolio and lessen our exposure to heavy-duty truck markets."

About CVG

CVG, Inc. (through its subsidiaries) is a diversified industrial company that provides seating systems, electro-mechanical assemblies, wire harnesses, plastic parts, engineered structures, panel assemblies, and warehouse automation subsystems for many markets including the following: ecommerce, e-tailing, trucking, last-mile delivery, electric vehicles, military equipment, warehouse equipment, buses, construction equipment, agricultural vehicles, specialty transportation vehicles, mining, industrial equipment and off-road recreational markets. Information about CVG and its products is available on the internet at

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