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    Björn Twiehaus becomes member of Executive Board

    New Member joins as Deputy Chief Executive Officer


    Björn Twiehaus (46) will become Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Marquardt Group on April 1, 2024.
    • Björn Twiehaus becomes Deputy Chief Executive Officer
    • Responsibility for the automotive supplier sector
    • Dr. Harald Marquardt hands over the position of CEO in January 2025


    Rietheim-Weilheim, Germany, March 28, 2024 – Continuity in times of change: The Marquardt Group welcomes Björn Twiehaus as Deputy Chief Executive Officer as of April 1, 2024. At the beginning of 2025, the 46-year-old will take over from Dr. Harald Marquardt, who has been at the helm of the Marquardt Group since 1996. Björn Twiehaus will be the first manager in the 100-year history of the family-owned company to head the globally active mechatronics specialist who does not come from one of the two Marquardt shareholder families.

    "I am personally very pleased that Björn Twiehaus will succeed me as Chief Executive Officer of the Marquardt Group at the beginning of 2025," says Dr. Harald Marquardt. "In him, we have gained a leader with extensive international experience in the automotive supplier industry. Together with Björn Twiehaus and a strong global team, we will continue to work on the success of the Marquardt family business."

    Member of the Hella Group Management Board

    Dr. Harald Marquardt (left) welcomes his deputy Björn Twiehaus
    Dr. Harald Marquardt (left) welcomes his deputy Björn Twiehaus

    Björn Twiehaus comes from Hella GmbH & Co. KG, based in Lippstadt, an automotive supplier with about 39,000 employees that generates annual sales of around eight billion euros and has been part of automotive supplier Forvia SE since 2022. Since 2002, Björn Twiehaus has held several management positions at Hella in production, sales and product and program management.

    In 2020, he took over the management of the Electronics division and in this function also became a member of the Hella Group Management Board. Björn Twiehaus studied mechanical engineering in Osnabrück with a focus on production technology and also completed a degree in economics.

    In his role as Deputy CEO, Björn Twiehaus will be responsible for the automotive sector, which accounts for around eighty percent of Marquardt's sales.

    The other members of the Marquardt Management Board are Dr. Harald Marquardt (Chairman), Dr. Kristjan Ambroz (Chief Officer Me-chatronic Devices), Jochen Becker (Chief Operating Officer) and Robert Schutt (Chief Financial Officer).

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