STUTTGART, Germany, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- moovel GmbH announced today that Roland Keppler will assume the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer, responsible for leading the business operations of car2go worldwide. As the third member of the management board of Daimler's subsidiary moovel GmbH, in addition to Robert Henrich, CEO of the moovel Group and Marcus Spickermann, CFO of the moovel Group, Keppler will report into Robert Henrich, and begin December 1st, 2014.
In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Keppler will be focusing on global growth, developing corporate customers, brand strength, and expanding the company's offerings within the car2go family. Keppler will also oversee the CEO of car2go Europe and car2go North America.
"Roland Keppler is a seasoned and dynamic leader within the international travel and car rental industry, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the moovel family," stated Robert Henrich, CEO of the moovel Group. "car2go has globally revolutionized the car sharing business by introducing a simple and automated rental process via smartphone. With Roland Keppler, we look forward to drive and extend car2go's market leadership."
"Roland Keppler brings great expertise to the table," said Marcus Spickermann, CFO of the moovel Group. "His laser-focus on operational excellence will help us to strengthen our footprint in the corporate travel business and to further expand globally. We are on a growth path!"
"There is a magnetic ambition at car2go," said Roland Keppler. "In 2010, during my time as Managing Director of Europcar Autovermietung in Germany, I had the opportunity to be involved in the start of car2go's joint venture between Daimler AG and Europcar, along with Robert Henrich and Marcus Spickermann. Since then, I have been fascinated with car2go's innovative mobility concept. I am pleased to be part of the car2go and moovel family and transfer my knowledge of the traditional car rental business to car2go's world-class innovation engine."
Robert Henrich, who invented car2go in 2008, will continue to set the company's strategic vision, business strategy and services provided in his role as CEO of the moovel Group. Marcus Spickermann, CFO of the moovel Group, will also continue to carry on the responsibility for all financial matters of the moovel Group.
Prior to this appointment, Keppler served as the Chief Executive Officer of Europe's largest car rental company, Europcar Groupe S.A. Previously, Keppler held various business roles at TUIfly, TUI AG Group, and Preussag AG.
With more than 900.000 members across the globe, car2go is the leader and pioneer in the free-floating car sharing business. car2go is currently available in 29 cities in Europe and North America with more than 12.000 smart car vehicles.
SOURCE moovel GmbH