Date of Report: January 7, 2008
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
600 North Centennial Street
(Address of principal executive offices)
telephone number, including area code: (616) 772-1800
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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|Section 5.||Corporate Governance and Management|
|Item 5.02||Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.|
(b) Effective as of January 1, 2008, Mr. John Carter,
Vice President - Mechanical Engineering, is no longer an executive officer of Gentex
Corporation (the "Company"), but will retain the title Vice President - Mechanical Engineering
and will continue in the Company's employ.
Also, effective as of that same date, Mr. Mark Newton, the Company's Vice President - Purchasing and Advanced Technology, was appointed as an executive officer of the Company for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 as he is now in charge of certain technologies and personnel critical to the Company's engineering, research and development function.
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: January 7, 2008.||GENTEX CORPORATION
By: /s/ Fred Bauer
Its Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer