Lear Corporation (NYSE: LEA) today announced that it has appointed Hubert Kloss as Vice President and General Manager of Lear’s customer service center in Boblingen, Germany. Hans Osenstatter, currently Vice President and General Manager of Lear’s customer service center in Ingolstadt, Germany, is now responsible for Lear’s customer service center in Wolfsburg. Both will be reporting to Gunther Mecklinger, President – Premium Car Group for Lear Corporation.
In his new role, Kloss will be responsible for Lear’s customer activities with DaimlerChrysler and Porsche. He is based in Boblingen.
Kloss joined Lear in 1997, as Director – Purchasing, Premium Car Group following Lear’s acquisition of Keiper Car Seating. Prior to that, he held a number of positions in purchasing and materials with Keiper Recaro and served in the German Air Force for seven years.
Kloss earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Business Academy in Blieskastel/Saar, Germany.
Expanding his current responsibilities, Osenstatter will assume responsibility for Lear Corporation’s customer service center in Wolfsburg, which supports Volkswagen. Based in Gaimersheim, Germany, Osenstatter will continue in his role as Vice President and General Manager for Lear’s customer service center supporting Audi.
Osenstatter joined Lear in 1995 as engineering manager, following Lear’s acquisition of Plastifol. Since that time, he has assumed a number of quality, engineering and sales positions with Lear Corporation in Germany. He most recently served as senior sales executive for Lear’s Premium Car Group, in Ebersberg, Germany. Osenstatter also held positions in design and engineering with Bosch-Siemens and Korting-Radio-Werke.
Osenstatter earned an engineering degree in polymers from Rosenheim College, in Rosenheim, Germany.
Lear Corporation, a Fortune 150 company headquartered in Southfield, Mich., is one of the world’s largest automotive suppliers with 1999 sales of $12.4 billion. The company’s world-class products are designed, engineered and manufactured by more than 120,000 employees in over 300 facilities located in 33 countries. Information about Lear and its products is available on the Internet at www.lear.com.