Clarios Appoints Helmut Zodl as New CFO

Clarios Appoints Helmut Zodl as New CFO

Zodl's career includes positions in finance, IT and strategy at companies like Advance Auto Parts, Lenovo and PWC.

Clarios, a producer of low-voltage architecture and batteries for vehicles, announced that Helmut Zodl will join the company’s leadership team as chief financial officer (CFO) effective Sept. 1. The company said yhis appointment strengthens Clarios’ financial leadership and strategic direction for future growth and success.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Helmut as our new chief financial officer at Clarios. His impressive track record and his international expertise in the automotive industry make him an outstanding candidate for this important role in our company,” said Mark Wallace, president and CE of Clarios. “Helmut will play a critical role in helping us achieve our financial and strategic goals and further strengthen the partnership with our investors. With his clear focus on sustainable growth and passion for innovative solutions, I’m confident he will make significant contributions to support our continued success.”

Prior to joining Clarios, Zodl served as CFO at GE Healthcare. In this role, he led the spin-off of the company from its parent, listing GE Healthcare on NASDAQ. Before GE Healthcare, he worked in China as group CFO for Midea, a global air conditioning company. He is a member of the supervisory board of KUKA AG, where he serves as chairman of the Audit Committee. His professional career also includes positions in finance, IT and strategy at companies such as Advance Auto Parts, Lenovo, IBM and PWC.

Zodl is an Austrian native and his international experience includes assignments in France, Hong Kong, China, Brazil and the United States. He succeeds John DiBert, who left the position of CFO at Clarios in April 2023 to take up the role of CFO at Air Canada in his hometown of Montreal, Canada.

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