Barb Runyon

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer at Gentherm

Barb Runyon has a diverse and extensive work experience in the field of Human Resources. Barb started their career as a Human Resources Manager at Prestolite Wire Corporation in 1993 and worked there until 2001. Barb then joined PepsiCo and held various roles, including Senior Human Resources Manager, Staffing and Training Manager, Group Human Resources Manager, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition, and finally, Senior Director/VP Human Resources for PepsiCo Americas Beverages, from 2001 until 2015. After that, they joined La-Z-Boy Incorporated as the VP & Chief Human Resources Officer from 2015 to 2018. Currently, they hold the position of SVP & Chief Human Resources Officer at Gentherm since 2018.

Barb Runyon pursued their education with determination and focus. From 1985 to 1988, they attended Mercy High School Farmington Hills, where they completed their college preparatory courses. Following this, from 1988 to 1992, they enrolled in Michigan State University, majoring in Human Resources and attaining a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree. Finally, they furthered their education by pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree with a specialization in Organizational Development at Wayne State University from 1992 to 1996.


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  • Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

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