SCHWEINFURT, Germany, June 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- On June 1, 2015, Stefan Hantke (48) assumed global management of Sales and Engineering of the Industrial division of Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG. In his new position, Hantke is member of the Industrial Division's Management Board and is responsible for the global sales management for rolling and plain bearing components and systems for around 60 different industrial sectors. He is also responsible for the 27 Schaeffler Technology Centers (STC) worldwide. Schaeffler Industrial is represented worldwide with locations and sales offices in around 50 countries, therefore enabling consultation and delivery to take place at the customers' premises.
Hantke has more than 20 years of sales and engineering experience in the mechanical engineering sector, particularly in the field of bearing and linear technology. After completing his studies in mechanical engineering at the University of Applied Sciences in Saarbrucken, in 1992 Hantke started his professional career at Schaeffler in Sector Management at INA Linear Technology in Homburg. After holding various management positions within the Schaeffler Group and in external companies, in 2005 he assumed the position of President of the Linear Technology business unit at Schaeffler. Most recently, Hantke was employed as President Industrial and was responsible for all of Schaeffler's Industrial division activities in North America.
The Schaeffler Group is a leading global integrated automotive and industrial supplier. The company stands for the highest quality, outstanding technology, and strong innovative ability. The Schaeffler Group makes a key contribution to "mobility for tomorrow" with high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications. The company generated sales of approximately EUR 12.1 bn in 2014. With more than 82,000 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest technology companies in family ownership and, with approximately 170 locations in 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies.