Equipment specialist, SAF-Holland, has announced leadership changes, following the resignation of President China and member of the Group Management Board, Guoxin Mao.
Guoxin Mao resigned from his office with immediate effect on 31 May 2019. At the same time, Alexander Geis, CEO of SAF-Holland, appointed Jürgen Knott as President China effective from 1 June 2019. In this capacity, Knott will report directly to Geis.
Knott started his professional career at Robert Bosch in 1989, and since 1998 has held managerial positions with this company and Knorr-Bremse. In his most recent position, Knott served as General Manager Sales and Marketing – China and Japan – and Managing Director Germany at the US company, Meritor, one of the world's leading suppliers of axles, pneumatic braking systems and vehicle components for commercial vehicles, buses and construction machinery.
Knott studied at the University of Applied Sciences in Esslingen, Germany and is a certified engineer in mechanical/automotive engineering, specialised in vehicle construction.
“Jürgen Knott brings us extensive management expertise from the areas of operations, product development and sales of axles, brake systems and chassis components for commercial vehicles, along with longstanding experience in intercultural leadership, especially in China as well as Asia,” said Geis.
“With Jürgen Knott as Head of the Chinese management team we are now very well positioned locally to successfully opening up the growth potential for truck and trailer components in China.”
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