Schaeffler creates new Sales Manager role

Published:  02 July, 2021

Martin Klein has been named as Schaeffler’s first Sales Manager for Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, and is responsible for activities in 44 countries. He will also take over the from Stefan Knaack, Vice President Global Key Account Management Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket, who has been responsible for the Western Europe region, which includes Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and the Benelux countries.

Previously, Martin was Managing Director and Executive Vice President for the Euro-Russia business units at MOTUL. In his new role, he reports directly to Sascha Lechner, President Automotive Aftermarket EMEA.

Martin observed "Our goal is to provide our customers with the best support possible when facing upcoming challenges such as technological change and digitisation. Therefore, we are intensifying our collaboration with our customers to understand their respective requirements and needs even better and to derive tailored solutions.”

Commenting on Martin’s appointment to the new role, Michael Soeding, CEO Automotive Aftermarket at Schaeffler said: "The aftermarket ecosystem is evolving rapidly. It is therefore even more important for us to position ourselves in a future-oriented way in order to secure our leading position in the aftermarket.

Sascha Lechner, President Automotive Aftermarket EMEA, added: “With Martin Klein, we have gained an internationally experienced and customer-oriented sales manager who will lead our business in an even more focused and efficient way.”

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