Arnd Franz will take over as CEO and Chairman of the Management Board of the Mahle Group on November 1.
The 57-year-old has been CEO of LKQ Europe GmbH, Zug (Switzerland) since 2019 and is now returning to Mahle where he had previously worked for 18 years.
The other significant appointment is Markus Kapaun who takes over from Michael Frick as Member of the Group Management Board responsible for Finance (CFO) Kapaun has worked for the Group for almost 20 years and most recently as Vice President Finance & Accounting Europe.
Franz started his career in 1992 and has had stints in a host of companies before coming on board Mahle Tennex North America, Murfreesboro (USA) as Managing Director in 2001. In subsequent years, he held various positions at the Stuttgart headquarters of Mahle.
Kapaun has spent his entire career with Mahle and joined as a trainee in the corporate controlling department in 2003.