Barbara Runyon - Board of Advisors
Barb Runyon is Gentherm’s Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer reporting to Phil Eyler. Barb oversees company initiatives including organizational performance and culture, compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and management, learning and development, and the overall employee experience. She joins Gentherm from La-Z-Boy Incorporated where she served as Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer from 2015 through 2018. In that role she was responsible for leading the overall human resources strategy for 9,000 global employees, including compensation and benefits, talent acquisition and management, employee engagement, employee relations and safety. Prior to that she held roles of increasing responsibility at PepsiCo/Pepsi Bottling Group where she served as Vice President of Human Resources for PepsiCo’s Midwest Region. She also served as the Senior Director of Talent Acquisition in Pepsi’s New York Headquarters as well as in a variety of field human resources business partner roles. Before joining PepsiCo, she held various human resources management roles for Prestolite Wire Corporation. Barb holds a Master of Business Administration from Wayne State University in Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from Michigan State University.