Dave Hiemstra - Gentex Vice President of Engineering

Dave Hiemstra

Vice President of Engineering
Dave joined Gentex in 2019 as Director of Program Management for Asia, and was promoted in 2023 to Vice President of Engineering. In this role, Dave is responsible for overseeing the continued diversification of Gentex’s products and technologies, while managing the engineering teams that support this growth. Specifically, Dave manages Gentex’s Software and Hardware Development teams, Mechanical and Systems Engineering teams, and the Project Engineering team. Prior to Gentex, Dave completed nearly 30 years of global experience working with Innotec and JCI/Prince, working in different roles including engineering leadership, technical sales, business development, operational leadership, and program management. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Tech and a master’s degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.