Nossa Diretoria

Dr. Stephan Kessel - Interim Chief Executive Officer (Interim CEO)

Dr. Stephan Kessel took on the role of interim CEO effective August 1, 2018, while his mandate as a member of the Supervisory Board is temporarily suspended for the length of this interim period. Since 2008, he has performed a variety of roles on the Advisory Board of Stabilus, and from 2008 to 2011 acted as the CEO of Stabilus. In 2014, following the flotation of the company, he joined the newly formed Supervisory Board of Stabilus. At the shareholder meeting on February 14, 2018, he was appointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board. It is planned that Dr. Kessel returns to his position on the Supervisory Board once the new CEO has been appointed. Stephan Kessel was for many years a member of the management at Continental AG, and that company’s CEO until 2002. Since then Dr. Kessel has taken up a number of board positions at European companies including Stabilus. From 2008 through 2010, Dr. Kessel was Chairman of the Board of the former holding company of the Operating Stabilus Group. Currently he serves as Chairman on the Advisory Boards of Novem Beteiligungs GmbH and Dayco Products L.L.C.

 

 

Mark Wilhelms - Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Mark Wilhelms is the Chief Financial Officer and a managing director of Stabilus GmbH. With 25 years of experience in the automotive industry, Mr. Wilhelms joined Stabilus in 2009 from FTE Automotive, where he served as Chief Financial Officer for six years. From 2007, he was also head of the NAFTA region at FTE. Prior to that, he held various positions at Ford in Cologone, Essex, Michigan and Belgium in an over 17-year career there. He holds a degree in Process Engineering as well as a degree in Economics. Mr. Wilhelms was appointed to the Management Board in 2014.

Markus Schädlich - Asia / Pacific and Rest of World (RoW) region

Markus Schädlich is the Head of the Asia / Pacific and Rest of World (RoW) region. In recent seven years, he directed the development of Jost Werke AG in Japan/Asia. The main focus of his activities was the fostering of growth and integration of the company’s Asia activities into the overall corporate strategy. Prior to that, he spent several years working for a Japan based management consultancy, specializing in the management of global companies, strategy implementation- and M&A projects. During this time, he held board-member positions of various global players in Asia (Karmann, Magna, Jungbunzlauer, IAV, Saferay etc.). His career began in 1995 at Webasto, where, from 1998 onwards, he oversaw the setting up of the Thermo Systems unit in Japan and Korea, subsequently moving on from there to Jost. He studied Production Technology at the Technical University of Munich. Mr. Schädlich was appointed to the Management Board in 2018.

 

Our Supervisory Board

Udo Stark served as a Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Stabilus S.A. from 2014 until the company’s AGM in February 2018. Mr. Stark was reappointed Chairman of the Supervisory Board in July 2018 for the period during which Dr. Stephan Kessel will serve as interim CEO. The Supervisory Board has initiated a search for a new CEO. It is planned that Dr. Kessel returns to his position on the Supervisory Board once the new CEO has been appointed and for Udo Stark’s mandate on the Supervisory Board to terminate at such time. Mr. Stark was Chairman of the Executive Board of MTU Aero Engines AG until 2007. From 1991 until 2000, Mr. Stark led the listed plant construction and machinery group Agiv AG. Subsequently, he became Chairman of the Shareholder Committee at Messer Griesheim GmbH, Chairman of the Executive Board of mg technologies AG and CEO of MTU Aero Engines AG. From 2008 to 2013, Mr. Stark served as a member of the Supervisory Board of MTU Aero Engines AG. Until May 2016, he was a member of the Supervisory Board of Bilfinger SE and until September 2015 he was the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Bilfinger SE. Until December 2015, he was a member of the Advisory Board of Barmenia Versicherungen and since September 2014, he is Chairman of the Advisory Board of Arvos Group.

Dr. Joachim Rauhut serves as a member of the Supervisory Board since May 12, 2015. He was a member of the Executive Board of Wacker Chemie AG until October 31, 2015. He joined the Management Board of Wacker-Chemie GmbH in 2001 and supported Wacker Chemie’s initial public offering in 2006. Previously, he served in various leading corporate positions, including posts at Mannesmann AG and Krauss-Maffei AG. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of MTU Aero Engines AG, B. Braun Melsungen AG and creditshelf AG, as well as member of the Advisory Counsel of J. Heinrich Kramer Holding GmbH.

Dr. Ralf-Michael Fuchs serves as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2015. He was member of the Dürr Senior Executive Board and Chief Executive of Division Measuring and Process Systems until 2017. He served as Chairman of the board of various Dürr companies and as Chairman of the management board of Carl SCHENCK AG. Before he joined Dürr AG in 2000, he held various leading positions at IWKA AG and Agiv AG. Since 2004 he is member of the Board of Directors of Nagahama Seisakusho Ltd., Japan.

Dr. Dirk Linzmeier serves as a member of the Supervisory Board since 2018. He is CEO of the Osram Continental joint venture which was announced in November 2017. From 2006 to 2017 he held several leading positions in the development of driver assistance systems and automotive electronics at Robert Bosch GmbH. From 2014 to 2017 he served as Vice President and Managing Director of an Automotive Electronics Business Unit and as Vice President of Corporate Start-up Management. Prior to that, he worked as a development engineer in Advanced Development of DaimlerChrysler AG.