Vice President of Advanced Materials and Process Development
Bill Tonar joined Gentex in August of 1989 as Director of Applied Materials. Prior to joining Gentex, Tonar had 15 years of experience developing and manufacturing Liquid Crystal Displays (LCDs). He started his career in 1974 at Hamlin Inc., in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Hamlin was a pioneer in the LCD field, and Tonar held various positions in process development and engineering management there. He also worked as Manager of Research and Development for General Electric Display Products in Cleveland, Ohio, and subsequently as vice president of Research and Development and Manufacturing Services for LXD, Inc., when it acquired GE's Display Products Operations. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin, Madison.