New leadership structure for MANN+HUMMEL’s Automotive Aftermarket
Ludwigsburg, June 10th, 2020 – MANN+HUMMEL, a global leader in filtration, announced new responsibilities for the Automotive Aftermarket business unit. With the clear goal to build a stronger customer focus, improve speed, and become more cost competitive, the global structure has been streamlined into three regional divisions. The following changes have been made:
Cedric Dackam (44) is appointed as Vice President Automotive Aftermarket Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa (AMEA) in addition to his current MEA-role. He joined MANN+HUMMEL in 2002 as a Filtration Engineer and worked in a variety of leading roles from Research & Development, Strategy to Innovation before recently heading the region Middle East and Africa.
Rodrigo Reyes (44) will continue to lead MANN+HUMMEL’s Automotive Aftermarket in the Americas region, and additionally takes on the global responsibility for Sales OES (Original Equipment Services). Reyes is a 22-year veteran of MANN+HUMMEL serving in various international roles, from OES Sales to Product Management and Marketing, to his latest role as Senior Vice President of the Automotive Aftermarket Americas group.
The responsibility for the Independent Aftermarket in Europe across all brands such as MANN-FILTER, Filtron and WIX will be assumed by Simon Frick (43), Vice President Sales IAM Europe. He joined MANN+HUMMEL in 2015 as Director Sales IAM Industrial Filtration and worked in several leading roles in the European sales department. Before, he worked for an international mechanical engineering company holding various sales leadership positions in Germany and Asia.
“One of our priorities has been to define our organizational structure so that we can take full advantage of our unique growth opportunities and exceptional products around the world," said Kurk Wilks, President and CEO of MANN+HUMMEL. "I'm confident that this new regional set-up will enable us to serve our customers even better and to move our Aftermarket business to even greater levels of success."
Dackam, Reyes and Frick will on an interim basis and until further notice directly report to Kurk Wilks in his interim role as President & General Manager Automotive Aftermarket.
MANN+HUMMEL is a leading global expert for filtration solutions. The company group with its headquarters in Ludwigsburg, Germany, develops filtration solutions for automotive and industrial applications, for clean air in indoor and outdoor spaces and for the sustainable use of water. In 2019, the group achieved sales of approx. 4.2 billion euros worldwide with more than 22,000 employees at more than 80 locations. The products manufactured by the group include air cleaner systems, intake manifold systems, liquid filter systems, plastic components, filter media, cabin air filters, industrial filters as well as membranes for water filtration, wastewater treatment and process applications.
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