Jens Schuler to be Schaeffler Aftermarket’s new CEO from January 2022 | Automotive Industry News
Schaeffler’s supervisory board has approved the appointment of Jens Schüler as the new CEO of the Automotive Aftermarket division with effect from January 1, 2022.
He will succeed Michael Söding, who is retiring at the end of the year at his own request after having worked for Schaeffler for 20 years.
The Automotive Aftermarket division achieved sales of 1.64 billion euros (US $ 2 billion) in 2020. The division employs approximately 1,700 people.
Schüler joined Schaeffler directly after completing his studies in economics in 2003. He started his career as Assistant to the CEO of Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket. Over the next several years he focused on aftermarket activities including strategic planning before moving to leadership roles in the Americas region, first as President Automotive Aftermarket North America in 2011, then as President Automotive Aftermarket – Schaeffler Americas from 2014.
Since 2018, Schüler has been in charge of global sales and marketing in the Automotive Aftermarket division.
“Michael Söding is a recognized and very well connected industry expert, who has played a formative role in the formation of the Automotive Aftermarket division during his 20 years of work at Schaeffler and has developed the division into an important pillar for the Schaeffler Group, “said Schaeffler Chairman Georg Schaeffler.
“He deserves special thanks for this achievement. As much as we regret his decision to start his well-deserved retirement, we wish him all the best for the future. So I am very happy that we were able to name Mr. Schüler as very well qualified successor from our own ranks and we were able to select a successor to lead the Automotive Aftermarket division at an early stage. “