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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. The group’s strategic holding company is Webasto SE. Under its umbrella are global business units, which are active in the following product groups: Panorama Roofs, Sunroofs and Convertible Roofs, heatingsystems for fuel and electrical operated vehicles, as well as charging solutions and battery systems. Webasto has been a family-owned company since its founding in 1901.

Management Webasto SE

Dr. Holger Engelmann (Chairman)

Dr. Holger Engelmann (Chairman)

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Holger Engelmann (Chairman) - Webasto SE

  • 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
Freddy Geeraerds

Freddy Geeraerds

Curriculum Vitae
Freddy Geeraerds - Member of the Management Board Webasto SE

  • 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
  • 2010 - 2019: 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
Arne Kolfenbach

Arne Kolfenbach

Curriculum Vitae
Arne Kolfenbach - Member of the Management Board Webasto SE

  • 1974: Born in Celle, Germany
  • 1995 – 1998: Business Administration at Wirtschaftsakademie Hamburg (today: HSBA)
  • 1999 – 2001: Business Administration at Université de Rennes, France; Degree: Master International Management
  • 2001 – 2003: Senior Consultant Transaction Advisory at Arthur Andersen LLP, Paris, France
  • 2004 – 2010: several leadership roles at EADS / Airbus Corporate Audit and Finance in Paris and Munich
  • 2011 – 2013: Vice President – CFO Astrium Geo-Information Services in Toulouse
  • 2014 – 2015: Senior Vice President – Head of Finance of Airbus Defence and Space Electronics in Munich
  • 2015 – 2020: Senior Vice President – Head of Finance for the business line Connected Intelligence as well as the Digital Transformation Office of the Airbus Defence and Space division
  • Since 2020: Member of the Management Board and Chief Financial Officer, Webasto SE
Dr. Silke Maurer

Dr. Silke Maurer

Curriculum Vitae
Dr. Silke Maurer - Chief Operating Officer Webasto SE

  • 1972: Born in Sighisoara (Romania)
  • 1992-1997: Mechanical engineering studies at the Technical University of Munich
  • 2000-2004: In-service doctorate in engineering at Cranfield University (Great Britain)
  • 1997-2010: Various expert and management positions at the BMW Group, including responsibility for plant planning and human resources strategy
  • 2010-2012: Head of test vehicle manufacturing and test operations and turnaround manager at Husqvarna Motorcycles in Varese (Italy)
  • 2013-2016: Various management positions in Germany and abroad with the BMW Group
  • 2017-2019: Senior Vice President Corporate Technology & Innovations, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
  • 2019-2022: Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Management Board, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH
  • Since 2022: Member of the Executive Board and Chief Operating Officer at Webasto SE
Marcel Bartling

Marcel Bartling

Curriculum Vitae
Marcel Bartling - Chief Technology Officer Webasto SE

  • 1979: Born in Herford (Germany)
  • 2000-2004: Studies of mechanical engineering and automotive engineering at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
  • 2003-2004: Research assistant in the laboratory for combustion engines at the Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences
  • 2005: Product development engineer at Mercedes AMG
  • 2006-2014: Various technical and management functions in product development and purchasing at Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 2012-2014: Executive MBA with a focus on Technology & Leadership at RWTH Aachen (Germany) and the University of St. Gallen (HSG, Switzerland)
  • 2014-2016: Head of Lean R&D / Digital Value Chain Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 2016-2018: Vice President Global Segment Actuators / Division Electronics, Hella GmbH & Co. KGAA
  • 2018-2022: Executive Vice President and Member of the Executive Board Lighting, Hella GmbH & Co. KGAA
  • Since 2022: Member of the Management Board and Chief Technology Officer Webasto SE

Supervisory Board

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

Dr. Rolf Bulander (Chairman)

Dr. Wolfgang Ziebart (Deputy Chairman)

Werner Baier

Gerhard Mey

Mirco Eschrich

Maximilian Stubenrauch

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