Maxion Wheels Announces Executive Leadership Appointments
Königswinter, Germany, January 2, 2024 – Maxion Wheels, the world’s largest wheel manufacturer, announced today several appointments for the company’s executive Leadership Team reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Pieter Klinkers.
Promoted to Business Unit President for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region is Mark Gerardts. Gerardts, previously Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing replaces, Juan Lorenzo, who after 38 years with the company will retire, remaining available to support in the capacity of Global Operations Advisor.
Promoted to Chief Commercial Officer is Giorgio Mariani. Previously Vice President of Global Supply Chain, Mariani retains his supply chain responsibilities and assumes the additional responsibilities of Global Sales.
“Maxion Wheels is fortunate to have such a distinguished and experienced group of leaders, providing stability and continuity in a very dynamic industry.”
Promoted to Chief Financial Officer (CFO) is Nuket Ozgur. Previously EMEA Business Unit Controller and Director of Global Finance Planning and Analysis. Ozgur replaces Peter Stabel, CFO since 2018 and now retiring after more than 20 years with the company.
“Maxion Wheels is fortunate to have such a distinguished and experienced group of leaders, providing stability and continuity in a very dynamic industry,” said Klinkers. “We are grateful for Juan’s and Peter’s contributions and wish them much success in their next chapter. We are also pleased for Mark, Giorgio and Nuket, who have been developed for these opportunities via our robust talent management and succession planning process. These extremely talented leaders are ready for these opportunities, and we are excited to recognize their hard work and dedication with their well-deserved promotions.”
ABOUT MAXION WHEELS
Maxion Wheels, a division of Iochpe-Maxion S.A., is the world’s leading steel and aluminum wheel supplier. Our low-carbon expertise and energy-efficient designs help cars, buses, trucks, and trailers achieve real-world carbon footprint reductions. Our diverse global teams and inclusive culture powers every advance we make.
Maxion Wheels works with global vehicle manufacturers on wheels for personal mobility, transportation, agriculture, defense, and off-highway applications. Our 10,000 employees operate out of 31 locations in 14 countries on five continents, including state-of-the-art technical centers in the Americas, Europe, and Asia. Together we produce more than 50 million wheels a year, making us the world’s largest producer and supplier of wheels. To learn more, please visit Maxion Wheels’ website at www.maxionwheels.com.