Matthias Arleth will be the new CEO and chairman of the Management Board of the MAHLE Group, the company announced.
The 53-year-old automotive engineer is joining the company from automotive component supplier Webasto SE, where he was most recently vice chairman of the Board of Management. Arleth will take up his position at the helm of MAHLE on Jan. 1, 2022. He succeeds Dr. Jörg Stratmann, who left the Group on March 31, 2021. Arleth has many years of experience in the automotive industry, both with manufacturers and with component suppliers, the company said.
“In Matthias Arleth, we are gaining the services of both a recognized expert in product development with respect to future-oriented technologies and a consistent driver of transformation processes, with a view to making MAHLE fit for the future,” said Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Junker, chairman of the MAHLE Supervisory Board. “As a ‘guiding force,’ Matthias Arleth will play a key role in advancing the further development of our company, which has a successful history spanning more than 100 years,” emphasizes the Chairman of MAHLE’s Supervisory Board.