Hella: Marcel Wiedmann takes over management of the global spare parts and workshop business
With effect from 1 January 2024, Marcel Wiedmann has taken over the management of the global spare parts and workshop business at Hella, the automotive supplier operating under the FORVIA umbrella brand.
In his role, Marcel Wiedmann reports to Stefan van Dalen, who as a member of the Hella Management Board is responsible for the Lifecycle Solutions Business Group and was previously Head of the spare parts and workshop business.
Marcel Wiedmann (45) has been with Hella already since September 2017. He is currently still Head of the Hella Corporate Centre Asia and Executive Vice President Finance & Controlling China for a transitional phase; Wiedmann previously held various management positions in the Aftermarket and Logistics areas. Before joining Hella, the economics graduate worked for Robert Bosch GmbH and the management consultancy McKinsey & Company, among others.
“Dr. Marcel Wiedmann is a very experienced manager with great international expertise. We are therefore delighted to entrust him with the management of our global spare parts and workshop business,” says Stefan van Dalen. “The automotive industry is currently undergoing fundamental change. Electrification, automated driving and digitalisation also offer a wide range of growth opportunities for the workshop and spare parts business. Together with his teams worldwide, Marcel Wiedmann will seize these opportunities and significantly advance the business.”
“I am pleased to be taking over the management of the spare parts and workshop business and am approaching this new task with the utmost commitment,” says Dr. Marcel Wiedmann. “We owe our strong market position not least to the high level of commitment of around 2,000 employees worldwide in the two areas and the successful cooperation with our global business partners. My aim is therefore to continue this established framework and to also add new accents, address new markets and expand our product range.”
The spare parts and workshop business are part of the Lifecycle Solutions Business Group. In the independent aftermarket, Hella sells a portfolio of around 46,000 wear parts, spare parts and accessories. The workshop business is served by the subsidiary Hella Gutmann Solutions, based in Ihringen (Germany). It primarily covers the fields of vehicle diagnostics, battery testing, exhaust testing, light adjustment and calibration as well as service and data-based services. Adnan Cemal has been Managing Director of Hella Gutmann Solutions since 1 July 2023, reporting in this role to Marcel Wiedmann.