SKF has announced that Stephane Le-Mounier has been appointed president of the business area SKF Automotive.

Le-Mounier will assume his new role on 1 January 2015 and will be a member of SKF's group management and executive committee. He succeeds Tryggve Sthen, who is retiring.

Le-Mounier joined SKF in 1988 and has held a number of senior positions within both SKF's industrial and automotive businesses.

Most recently, he was director of the group's aerospace business unit. Le-Mounier holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a post-graduate degree in Finance and Controlling.