Linamar Corporation in Canada CEO Linda Hasenfratz Joins California Mobility Center Board of Directors | Business

SACRAMENTO, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 1, 2021–

The California Mobility Center (CMC) announces the arrival of a new board member, Linda Hasenfratz. Hasenfratz is the Managing Director of Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR), a leading Canadian manufacturing company specializing in industrial and mobility market applications. Linamar Corporation, a global leader in the manufacture and development of high-tech products, also joins CMC as a new international member.

“We are extremely pleased with the extraordinary roster of key industry leaders and experts represented on our plankSaid CMC Chairman of the Board Arlen Orchard. “Linda is widely recognized as a Canadian and global leader. She brings immense commercial influence, international reach and much appreciated expertise that can only serve to propel the very ambitious goals of the CMC. “

Hasenfratz has led the company as CEO since 2002. She has an impressive legacy of leadership on several boards, including the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the Business Council of Canada and the Catalyst Canada Advisory Board. Hasenfratz was named Canadian President of the Canada-United States Council for the Advancement of Women Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders in 2017, and in 2016, she was named to Fortune’s 50 Most Influential Women across the board. international. Hasenfratz received the Canadian Outstanding CEO Award (2018) and has been featured on Automotive News’ 100 Leading Women list several times.

“As a company with a long history of involvement in the automotive industry, our primary focus on mobility at Linamar has clearly shifted to the huge growth opportunities in vehicle electrification,” said Hasenfratz. “I am excited about the opportunity to engage with CMC and the ecosystem it creates around electrification and to move towards a sustainable future, both as an advisor and as a participant in this transformation of the industry. “

Linamar Corporation has also signed a membership agreement with the CMC. Through the CMC, member companies have access to opportunities with early stage innovators, participation in cross-sectoral thought leadership, commercialization channels and platforms to influence policy.

“We are delighted that Linda and Linamar have joined the growing ecosystem of CMC, a global company that sits at the intersection of advanced manufacturing technologies,” said Orchard. “They are creating advanced manufacturing solutions that are changing the way we transport goods and people. Incorporating Linda’s distinct expertise and industry stature into CMC leadership is a win-win solution for future mobility.

About Linamar: Linamar Corporation (TSX: LNR) is a cutting-edge manufacturing company where the intersection of cutting-edge technology and deep manufacturing expertise creates solutions that power vehicles, motion, work and life. of the future. The Company is comprised of two operating segments – the industrial segment and the mobility segment, both global leaders in manufacturing solutions and world-class developers of high-engineered products. The industrial segment is made up of Skyjack and MacDon. Skyjack manufactures scissor lifts, boom lifts and telescopic boom lifts for the aerial work platform industry. MacDon manufactures combines and self-propelled windrowers for the agricultural harvesting industry. The Mobility segment is subdivided into three regional groups: North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Within the Mobility segment, the regional groups are vertically integrated operations combining expertise in light metal casting, forging, machining and assembly for the global electrified and traditional on and off road vehicle markets. Mobility segment products focus on both new energy powertrain systems and components, body and chassis, drivetrain, engine and transmission systems of these vehicles. McLaren Engineering, Linamar’s global engineering division, provides comprehensive technical capabilities for the mobility segment, including design, development and testing services. The new eLIN product solutions group focuses on the development of electrified products by focusing on four key areas: power generation, energy storage, propulsion systems and structural and chassis offerings for vehicles. electrified in all Linamar activities around the world. Linamar has more than 25,000 employees in 60 manufacturing sites, 12 R&D centers and 25 sales offices in 17 countries in North and South America, Europe and Asia, which generated sales of 7, $ 4 billion in 2019. For more information on Linamar Corporation and its industry leader in products and services, visit or follow us on Twitter at @LinamarCorp.

About the California Mobility Center (CMC): CMC is a public-private, not-for-profit entity providing future mobility innovators and industry incumbents access to programs and resources that accelerate the pace of commercialization globally and aspires to be the leading innovation center for the success of global mobility. CMC was founded by industry thought leaders in the field of clean technology, including California State University, Sacramento, EnerTech Capital, PEM movement,Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council (GSEC). The CMC is strategically located in Sacramento, California. Its location puts the CMC in close proximity to the California government, which leads the United States and the world in policy making around green mobility and technology. For more information visit

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