The MAHLE Group has added a new business unit for electronics and mechatronics, thus developing its strategic orientation toward alternative powertrain technologies. Changes to the MAHLE Management Board will be effective from January 1, 2020.
Wilhelm Emperhoff (57), who is currently responsible for the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit, the Mechatronics division, and the Pumps profit center on the Management Board, has been appointed as head of the new business unit. In the future, this segment will include the present Mechatronics division, the Compressors profit center, and the Pumps profit center.
Martin Weidlich (48) was appointed by the Supervisory Board to succeed Wilhelm Emperhoff as the head of the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit and as a new Member of the MAHLE Management Board.
Wilhelm Emperhoff, born on October 26, 1961, in Regensburg/Germany, graduated as an electronic engineer from Regensburg University of Applied Sciences in 1987. From 1989, he worked in various roles at Siemens Automotive before moving to Continental AG in 2007 to become Executive Vice President of the Gasoline Systems business unit. He served as the Chief Executive Officer of Behr-Hella Thermocontrol GmbH between 2009 and 2012 and has been a Member of the MAHLE Management Board since October 2012.
Martin Weidlich was born in Cologne/Germany on March 5, 1971. Weidlich is a graduate industrial engineer and began his career at the Ford Motor Company in 1991. In January 2001, he moved to Getrag Magna Powertrain (formerly Getrag) where he held numerous positions, ultimately acting as Vice President Research & Development and Director Core Engineering from 2010 to 2013. Martin Weidlich joined Benteler Automobiltechnik in January 2014 and is currently the company’s Executive Vice President Western Europe.