Mahle has appointed Martin Wellhöffer as manager of Automotive Sales and Application Engineering from 1 April 1, 2019.

He succeeds Arnd Franz, who leaves the company at his own request on 31 March.

Wellhöffer has held various sales positions with Mahle since 2004 and is currently responsible for Corporate and Sales Planning.

In his new role, he will join the Mahle Management Committee and report to the chairman of the Management Board and CEO of Mahle Group, Jörg Stratmann.

"We are delighted to have found an excellent successor for this post in Martin Wellhöffer," said Stratmann. "His expertise in the global markets and his many years of sales experience make him a strong appointment for this important role.

"I'm particularly pleased we have been able to fill the position from within the company.

"We thank Arnd Franz for his successful service over many years and his exceptional commitment to the Mahle Group."

Mahle's product portfolio includes technology relating to powertrain and air conditioning, both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility.

Mahle products are fitted in at least every second vehicle worldwide.

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