Germany-based filtration technology specialists Mann+Hummel have announced an executive reshuffle
President and general manager of the automotive aftermarket business Josef Parzhuber will leave his position on 30 April 2020. Mr Parzhuber has been with the company since 2011 and helped develop the global automotive aftermarket business during his tenure. Between 2012 and 2016 he served as group vice president in Singapore and Mann+Hummel’s Asia Pacific chief executive.
Mann+Hummel said the search for a successor for his position is ongoing and newly-appointed president and chief executive Kurk Wilks will head the automotive aftermarket business unit on an interim basis.
Harald Späth has been appointed president and general manager for the original equipment business unit and will take over with immediate effect.
Mr Späth succeeds Kurk Wilks, who was appointed president and chief executive of Mann+Hummel Group in January 2020. Mr Späth is currently senior vice president original equipment Europe, which he will continue in addition to his new role until further notice.
Speaking about his appointment, Mr Späth said "Last year we fundamentally realigned our business and initiated important projects. We must now successfully continue these topics and build on them together with our teams as well as master the current challenges arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. I am very much looking forward to this new task and to being able to contribute my many years of experience from various areas and functions."