Martin Klein is heading Schaeffler’s automotive aftermarket sales in Central Europe, Middle East, and Africa.
The 56-year-old business economist has assumed the newly created position effective as of April 1, 2021 and is responsible for a total of 44 countries. In addition, he is also responsible for the Western Europe region (Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries), which was most recently headed by Stefan Knaack.
Knaack has taken over the responsibility of the key account office as vice president global key account management Schaeffler Automotive Aftermarket.
The focus of Klein’s business activities will be on sustainable and stable further development of sales activities that are even more closely aligned with customer requirements and needs.
Klein has more than 25 years of international sales and management experience. Most recently, he worked for 17 years as managing director and executive vice president for the Euro-Russia business units at Motul Deutschland GmbH, a premium manufacturer of lubricants for automotive and industrial applications.
In his new role, he reports directly to Sascha Lechner, president automotive aftermarket EMEA.