Gentex Corporation Form 8-K for November 16, 2006

Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report: November 16, 2006

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
File Number)
(IRS Employer
Identification No.)

600 North Centennial Street
Zeeland, Michigan

(Address of principal executive office)
(Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800

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Section 5 – Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

    (e)        Mr. Steve Dykman, who has been appointed as the Vice President — Finance and Chief Financial Officer of Gentex Corporation (the “Company”), effective January 2, 2007, as previously announced, entered into the Company’s standard form Indemnity Agreement effective November 16, 2006, in connection with his appointment. Under this form Indemnity Agreement, the Company agrees to indemnify each of its directors and certain officers that are parties to this Agreement for certain costs, expenses, and other monetary liabilities in the event such parties were, are, or become a party to or witness or other participant in any action, claim, suit, or proceeding by reason of the fact that such director or officer is or was an agent of the Company. The description in this Item 5.02 of the terms of the Indemnity Agreement is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full form thereof included as Exhibit 10(e) to the Company’s Report on Form 10-Q dated October 31, 2002, and the same is incorporated herein by reference.


        Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

Dated: November 22, 2006 GENTEX CORPORATION

By: /s/ Enoch Jen
      Enoch Jen
      Senior Vice President and
      Chief Financial Officer