Brose North America has named Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker as its new president. Uhlenbecker is responsible for overseeing operations and guiding strategy. This new role became effective July 1.
Uhlenbecker joins Brose North America with 25 years of experience as a global executive in the automotive supplier industry. Most recently, he served as president and CEO North America at Akebono Brake Corp., where he was responsible for a corporate operational and financial transformation. Dr. Uhlenbecker’s prior roles also include president and CEO of Mahle Behr USA, where he led the acquisition and integration of Delphi Thermal for the North American region.
“Dr. Uhlenbecker’s past experience guiding large, global, multi-cultural organizations through transitions is a tremendous asset to lead Brose North America and its people into the future,” said Kurt Sauernheimer, CEO of the Brose Group. “His extensive knowledge of the North American market is also an advantage to develop and implement our growth strategy while expanding our customer relationships in the region.”
Uhlenbecker also held a wide range of leadership roles in engineering, quality and operations during his tenure at Associated Fuel Pump Systems Corp. (AFCO) and Robert Bosch GmbH. He holds a doctorate degree in mechanical engineering and a master’s degree in business administration from RWTH Aachen University in Germany.