HEILIGENHAUS, Germany, Jan. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Guglielmo Guastella has been named executive vice president of sales for Kiekert, the global technology leader in the field of automotive locking systems.
Guastella, 48, will report to Kiekert CEO Dr. Karl Krause. He previously had been vice president sales & marketing at Rheinmetall Automotive. His background includes extensive international sales experience in management positions at companies such as Thyssen Krupp and Rheinmetall Automotive.
"We're delighted to have gained such an experienced international sales executive as Guglielmo Guastella," Dr. Krause said. "He will further strengthen Kiekert and drive our future growth path."
Guastella holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Bielefeld in Germany.
About Kiekert AG – www.kiekert.com
Based in Heiligenhaus, Germany, Kiekert AG was founded in 1857 and is the worldwide market leader in automotive locking systems. With more than 6,000 employees in 10 countries, as well as eight production, six development and three sales centers, Kiekert develops, produces and sells tailor-made customer solutions. Turnover for the 2015 business year was 825 million euros and rose to more than 870 million euros in 2016.
As the lead engineering and program management center for the NAFTA region, Kiekert's Wixom location and its sister plant in Mexico are responsible for nearly $200 million in annual revenue. Today Kiekert has a market share of 25 percent in the NAFTA region.
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