Schaeffler appoints Matthias Zink as new member to its management board

Januar 2017

Schaeffler appoints Matthias Zink as new member to its management board

zinkWith effect from 1 January 2017 the Schaeffler supervisory board appointed Matthias Zink (46), Manager of the business unit Transmission Systems, as new member of the management board.

Matthias Zink is becoming successor of Norbert Indlekofer (58) whose contract has not been prolonged. Norbert Indlekofer has left the company on 31 December 2016.

Also the supervisory board has decided to extend the contract of Prof. Dr. Peter Pleus (61), Co-CEO of the business unit Automotive, for another two years until 31 December 2018.

Matthias Zink (born in 1969) studied mechanical engineering at the University of Karlsruhe. He started working as a test engineer at LuK in 1994. In subsequent years, Matthias Zink has held various leadership positions before becoming responsible for the Clutch Systems Business Unit in 2006. After leading the business unit successfully for seven years, he assumed the position as President of Schaeffler Automotive Asia/Pacific in China in 2012. In 2014, Matthias Zink transferred back to Germany to become President of the Transmission Technologies Business Unit. In July 2014, he was appointed President of the Transmission Systems Business Division. He has held the position of CEO Automotive since January 2017 and is responsible for the business divisions Transmission Systems, Automotive Aftermarket and Research and Development for the Automotive division.