The Schmitz Cargobull AG Supervisory Board has appointed Roland Klement (53) as new Board Member for its Research and Development Division.
The automotive technology engineer, originally from Munich, commenced his career with brake systems specialist, Knorr-Bremse, following the completion of his university studies in 1986. After running the road trials department, he was then promoted to the position of project coordinator for commercial vehicle electronic brake systems.
Klement managed projects and development tasks for the EBS 5 generation and successfully coordinated the series launch at three international commercial vehicle manufacturers.
From 2005 onward, Klement headed-up the “Center of Competence” for disc brakes, further increasing the market shares during this period. In addition, Knorr-Bremse established disc brake technologies with specific developments in South America, the USA and China.
“We are pleased to have gained such a first-class expert and sector insider for the Research and Development Division,” said Ulrich Schümer, Chairman of the Board, Schmitz Cargobull AG.
Klement, who is married with one daughter, succeeds Dr. Jörg Ebert on the Board of Management and will work alongside Ulrich Schümer (Chairman of the Board), Ulrich Schöpker (Sales Western Europe and Marketing), Andreas Schmitz (Sales Central and Eastern Europe, Used Vehicles) and Josef Buddenkotte (Operations).