Stockdorf/Munich – October 27, 2017 – At its last meeting, the Webasto SE Supervisory Board decided to expand the Management Board of Webasto SE and to appoint Freddy Geeraerds (57) as an additional member to the Board. In his position on the Board of Webasto SE, Geeraerds will be responsible for the Chinese market. He has been responsible for the roof business of Webasto in China since 2010 and he has held overall responsibility for the roof business of the automotive supplier in Asia since 2015.
Furthermore, Matthias Arleth (50) was appointed Deputy Chairman at the meeting. The changes will take effect on November 1, 2017. No other changes were made to the Management Board of Webasto SE.
“I am pleased that Freddy Geeraerds and Matthias Arleth will be undertaking additional tasks in the Webasto Group and wish them every success in this regard,” said Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board, Webasto SE. “I am looking forward to continuously expanding our position as a global innovative system partner to the automotive industry together with them and our CFO, Jürgen Reimer.”
Webasto Group based in Stockdorf near Munich has been a family-owned business ever since the company was founded in 1901. The group operates internationally at over 50 locations (over 30 of these production sites) in the divisions roof and thermo systems. Webasto is one of the top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide. For 2014 the Group realized a sales volume of 2.5 Billion Euros and employs over 10,000 employees. The company´s core competencies encompass the development, production and sales of complete roof and convertible systems as well as heating, cooling and ventilation systems for passenger cars, commercial and special vehicles, recreational vehicles and boats. For more information please visit www.webasto-group.com.