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Structure & Management

Webasto is a globally active group of companies headquartered in Stockdorf, close to Munich, with over 50 locations and numerous representations worldwide.

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The group’s strategic holding company is Webasto SE. Under its umbrella are the four business units for Roof, Convertibles, Thermo Systems and E-Solutions & Services. The business units are wholly owned by Webasto SE. Webasto has been a family-owned company since its founding in 1901.

Management

You will find the management team of Webasto SE together with the business units of the group of companies here:

Dr. Holger Engelmann (Chairman)

  • - 1965: Born in Krefeld
    - 1985 - 1990: Studies of Business Management in Münster and Cologne; Degree in Business Management
    - 1993: Doctorate at the department of economics
    - 1993 - 1998: Various positions at Fichtel und Sachs (today: ZF Friedrichshafen)
    - 1998 - 2007: Various management positions at Mannesmann Plastics Machinery; ultimately as CFO of the Group
    - 2007 - 2010: Chief Financial Officer Webasto AG (today: Webasto SE)
    - Since 2008: Chairman of the Management Board Webasto Roof & Components
    - 2010 - 2012: Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Webasto SE
    - Since 2013: Chairman of the Management Board Webasto SE

Matthias Arleth (Deputy Chairman)

  • - 1967: Born in Freiburg/Breisgau
    - 1989 - 1993: Studies of automotive engineering at Ulm University of Applied Sciences, Degree: Master of Engineering
    - 1993 - 1997: Project manager at Siemens subsidiary PARS and development engineer and project manager at Seat in Barcelona
    - 1997 - 2005: Director of Sales and Development and Managing Director at Magna subsidiary ACTS
    - 1997 - 2011: Various executive management positions at automotive supplier Magna International, most recently as Executive Vice President at Magna E-Car Systems
    - Since 2011: Executive Vice President of the Roof Systems business in Europe at Webasto
    - Since 2013: Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Webasto Sunroofs & Components
    - Since 2015: Member of the Management Board Webasto SE
    - Since 2017: Deputy Chairman of the Management Board Webasto SE

Freddy Geeraerds

  • - 1960: Born in Antwerp, Belgium
    - 1980 – 1984: Studies of Electro Mechanical Engineering, University of Antwerp; Degree: Master of Science in Industrial Engineering Electro Mechanics
    - 1987 – 1989: Studies of EMBA at Handelshogeschool / Kellogg School of Management, University of Antwerp; Degree: Master of Business Administration
    - 1985 – 1994: Productivity Studies Engineer at General Motors Europe, Zurich, Switzerland, and Superintendent Production, GM-Opel, Antwerp, Belgium
    - 1994 – 1997: Assistant Vice President Manufacturing at GM Jinbei JV, Shenyang, and People & Development Manager at ShanghaiGeneral Motors JV, China
    - 1998 – 2001: Managing Director, Delphi Steering LingYun Driveshaft JV, China
    - 2001 – 2003: Director Production Control and Logistics, Delphi Energy & Chassis Europe, Paris, France
    - 2003 – 2005: Vice President Operations, Sanford Europe, Newell Rubbermaid, Paris, France
    - 2006 – 2007: Managing Director, Shanghai Faiveley Railway Technology JV, Faiveley, China
    - 2008 – 2010: Chief Operations Officer, Qtires Inc, SC, USA, and President QRT JV (Tire technology start-up), Qingdao, China
    - Since 2010: CEO of Webasto Roof Systems China, Shanghai
    - Since 2015: Member of the Management Board Webasto Sunroofs & Components
    - Since 2017: Member of the Management Board Webasto SE

Jürgen Reimer

  • - 1970: Born in Ludwigsburg
    - 1991 - 1996: Studies of Business and Economics in Münster, Degree in Business Administration
    - 1996 - 2000: Head of Controlling Department, Mannesmann Group
    - 2000 - 2001: Division Head of Controlling, Firstmark & Lambdanet Group
    - 2001 - 2004: CFO / Head of Finance, Apollis AG
    - 2004 - 2006: Head of Corporate Controlling & Accounting, Mannesmann Plastics Machinery
    - 2006 - 2007: Head of Business Management, Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
    - 2007 - 2008: Head of Controlling, ADVA Optical AG
    - Since 2008: CFO for Webasto Roof & Components division (incl. global responsibility for IT and SAP rollout of the Webasto Group)
    - Since 2012: Member of the Management Board Webasto Roof & Components SE
    - Since 2013: CFO at Webasto SE
    - Since 2015: Member of the Management Board Webasto SE

Management Board Sunroofs & Components

Dr. Holger Engelmann (Chairman)

Matthias Arleth (Deputy Chairman)

Freddy Geeraerds

Jürgen Reimer

Management Board Convertibles

Walter Pecho (Chairman)

Harald Kuhr

Management Board Thermo & Comfort

Fabian Bez (Chairman)

Christian Ader

Management Board E-Solutions & Services

Dr. Hartung Wilstermann (Chairman)

Supervisory Board

Here is an overview of the members of the Webasto SE Supervisory Board.

Werner Baier (Chairman)

Franz-Josef Kortüm (Deputy Chairman)

Reinhard Bersch

Thomas Löffelmann

Gerhard Mey

Claus Möhlenkamp