TROY, Mich., June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Uwe Gerber has been named vice president of operations for Behr America, a leading supplier of automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems.
Gerber will be responsible for Behr America's manufacturing operations and logistics according to Dr. Wilm Uhlenbecker, president and CEO.
A member of Behr America's executive committee, Gerber previously managed Behr's production facilities in Pforzheim, Germany. A career-long employee of Behr, his previous responsibilities have included assignments in product development and at Behr's customer center.
"Uwe's extensive background and experience with Behr will be a great asset for Behr America," Uhlenbecker said. "He brings a wide-ranging perspective of the impact of all phases of the supply chain, key performance indicators and customer satisfaction, which will greatly benefit not only Behr but our customers and key suppliers as well."
Gerber attended Esslingen University and holds a degree in industrial engineering.
Behr GmbH & Co. KG, Stuttgart, Germany, is a systems partner for the international automobile industry. A specialist for automotive air conditioning and engine cooling systems, the Behr Group is one of the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of original equipment for light vehicles and trucks. Group sales in the 2011 business year came to EUR 3.7 billion. Currently, Behr employs some 17,400 staff at 36 production locations and 17 R&D centers worldwide.
Additional information is available at www.behrgroup.com.
SOURCE Behr America