LKQ Corp. has appointed Arnd Franz as chief operating officer of LKQ Europe on or around April 1. He will report directly to the CEO and managing director of LKQ Europe, John Quinn. “The expansion of our European leadership team reflects the role of LKQ as the leading value-added distributor of vehicle parts and our strong growth in Europe,” Quinn said. “I have tremendous confidence in Arnd’s ability to further accelerate the integration and improve operational practices of our portfolio of industry leading companies and to further strengthen LKQ’s leading position in the European market.”
Franz currently serves as corporate executive vice president and member of the management board for the MAHLE Group, where he has been responsible for the company’s global automotive sales and application engineering, including the aftermarket business unit. From 2006 until 2013, he was executive vice president and general manager for MAHLE Aftermarket.
LKQ Corp. owns Keystone Automotive Operations.