PLYMOUTH, Mich., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Jörg Weisgerber, Timo Krokowski and Christoph Söhnchen have been appointed to key management positions at HELLA, a global supplier of lighting and electronic products for the auto industry.
Weisgerber has been named CEO of HELLA Electronics for North and South America with overall responsibility for the company's electronics business in the region, including strategy, product development and manufacturing operations. He previously had been president of IEE Sensing -- North America.
Formerly Managing Director of HELLA Vietnam based in Ho Chi Minh City, Krokowski has been appointed Vice President of Program Management -- Electronics in the Americas, including Body Electronics, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Energy Management.
Sӧhnchen has been named Vice President for Program Management -- Components with responsibility for Actuators in the Americas and global responsibility for Sensors. He previously was Vice President of Program Management -- Sensors at the company's headquarters in Lippstadt, Germany.
All three executives will be based at HELLA's offices in Plymouth, Michigan.
Weisgerber holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Saarland University in Saarbrücken, Germany. Krokowski holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Beuth University of Applied Sciences in Berlin, Germany. Söhnchen is a graduate of Karlsruhe University in Germany with a master's degree in Industrial Engineering and Management.
HELLA KGaA Hueck & Co., Lippstadt: HELLA is a global, family-owned company, listed on the stock exchange, with around 34,000 employees at over 125 locations in around 35 countries. The HELLA Group develops and manufactures lighting and electronic products for the automotive industry and also has one of the largest retail organizations for automotive parts, accessories, diagnostics, and services within Europe. Complete vehicle modules, air-conditioning systems, and vehicle electrical systems are also produced in joint venture companies. With more than 6,000 people working in research and development, HELLA is one of the most important innovation drivers on the market. Furthermore, with sales of 6.4 billion euros in the fiscal year of 2015/2016, the HELLA Group is one of the top 40 automotive parts suppliers in the world and one of the 100 largest German industrial companies.
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