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July 1, 2022

Brose names new operations chief

Began career with Brose in 1998 as a technical assistant.

By Graeme Roberts

Stefan Krug is managing Brose Group’s central production division from today.

The Coburg native assumed responsibility for the automotive supplier’s global plants along with the central functions quality, logistics, factory planning and production technology.

Ulrich Schrickel had been responsible for the division in addition to his duties as CEO after Thomas Spangler moved to the newly established joint venture Brose Sitech at the beginning of the year.

Krug began his career with Brose in 1998 as technical assistant to the EVP operations. A year later he was assigned his first management role when he took over the reorganization project for the Coburg location.

As VP coordination plants and joint ventures, Krug reported directly to Michael Stoschek, then managing partner, and played an active role in expanding international locations. He became general manager of the Coburg plant in 2008 and, four years later, also assumed responsibility for production in the seat systems division.

As COO Brose North America, he headed up the plants in that region from 2014 to 2019.

From 2020 to his return to Brose, Krug was SVP operations at ZF Friedrichshafen, where he was responsible for global production in the car chassis technology division.

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