Ulrich Schrickel will become CEO of the Brose Group effective 1 January 2020.

Kurt Sauernheimer, who has been head of the executive management board since the beginning of 2018, is retiring.

Christof Vollkommer will be the new executive vice president of the door business division.

Ulrich Schrickel when at Bosch headed up production facilities in the Czech Republic and Italy, was responsible for central quality management, worked as senior vice president business unit transmission control and most recently was executive vice president automotive electronics. He took over as Brose's EVP door in August.

Sauernheimer has worked for the supplier for 32 years and has headed up a number of areas, including sales and purchasing.

Following his apprenticeship training and specialisation as an industrial fitter and master mechanical engineering technician at Brose, Vollkommer became a test engineer and project manager and headed test door systems in Detroit.

As a product unit manager he was responsible for liftgate systems, side door drives and most recently access and closure systems in Hallstadt, Coburg and Bamberg. He has been deputy EVP of the door business division since 2017.