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Philipp Grosse Kleimann to Head MAHLE Group Aftermarket Business Unit

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Philipp Grosse Kleimann. Photo MAHLE Group

Philipp Grosse Kleimann (52) is to be the new Head of the Aftermarket business unit and a member of the MAHLE Management Committee from August 1, 2023. In this function, he will report directly to the CEO.

“Philipp Grosse Kleimann has many years of management experience in the automotive and mobility sector, profound knowledge of service and workshop business and an entrepreneurially oriented mindset,” said Arnd Franz, Chairman of the MAHLE Management Board and CEO. Grosse Kleimann succeeds Olaf Henning (55), who had successfully headed the business unit since 2014 and left the Group at the end of April at his own request to take up new professional challenges.

“I am very pleased that we were able to secure the services of Philipp Grosse Kleimann for the MAHLE Group. In his new position with MAHLE, he will forge ahead with the development of new data-driven aftermarket business models and play a key role in shaping the current transformation of our Group,” said CEO Arnd Franz.

From Stuttgart, Philipp Grosse Kleimann, holds a degree in business administration. He started his career in 1996 with the Daimler Group, where he became responsible for the global spare parts and workshop business. In 2008, he was appointed Director of Business Development as a Member of the Board of the British sports car manufacturer Aston Martin Lagonda.

In 2010, Grosse Kleimann was appointed as a partner with Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where he later became a senior partner providing advice to international customers in the global Automotive Competence Center. Before he joined the Siemens business unit Advanta, Grosse Kleimann developed and monetized innovative mobility concepts as a Management Board Member of Ergo Mobility Solutions. He was then Chief Commercial Officer of the start-up Caroobi, a workshop platform.

Since 2020, Grosse Kleimann has been the Senior Vice President responsible for the Automotive & New Mobility business unit of Siemens Advanta Consulting, which provides consultancy services for companies in the sector on topics such as digital transformation, sustainability and electrification, as well as developing individual technical applications and software solutions.

His goal and task

“I am passionate about the aftermarket,” said Philipp Grosse Kleimann. “It will be my goal and my task to actively move ahead with the transformation of MAHLE Aftermarket into a digital, sustainable organization that is highly competitive. I am looking forward to shouldering these challenges together with the MAHLE team and continuing the successful work of my predecessor Olaf Henning.”

CEO Arnd Franz praised Olaf Henning’s dedication to MAHLE: “On behalf of the entire Management Board and the Aftermarket team, I would like to thank Olaf Henning for his outstanding work at the helm of the Aftermarket business unit. Against the backdrop of the transformation in our industry, he has positioned this business unit which is so important for our group in a future-oriented way and also achieved outstanding results in difficult phases such as the COVID-19 pandemic. Olaf Henning has our best wishes both for his future professional plans and for his private life.”

 

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