Hyundai Mobis, a South Korean automotive parts company, announced that the company has hired executive vice president, Axel J. Maschka as head of the Global Sales Division. Previously Maschka served as a senior VP and Executive Committee member at Valeo in charge of Sales and Business Development.
Maschka is the first non-Korean executive to be hired by Hyundai Mobis in the non-R&D area.
Maschka has spent 30 years in the automotive industry after graduating from the University of Stuttgart in electrical engineering including a two years tenure at Telecom Paris Tech. A native of Germany, Maschka has worked in various automakers and suppliers including Bosch, Continental, Mercedes Benz, and Volvo. Recently, in France, he served as a founder and CEO at AMA-ADVISORS, a consulting firm to represent the new scope towards the e-mobility transition.
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Hyundai Mobis is known to have set a high value on his outstanding management performance and his ability to understand global markets. Maschka also contributed as a board of director and Steering Committee member at CLEPA, the European Automotive Supplier Association.
In his new role as head of global sales in Hyundai Mobis, Maschka will lead and expand the division to receive orders from European, North American, and Chinese automakers by taking advantage of the current transformation of the automobile industry toward connected autonomous and electric vehicles. Hyundai Mobis, global No.7 parts suppliers, has been continuously increasing sales from non-Hyundai/Kia automakers.
Maschka is the highest-ranking foreign executive at C-level and will directly report to the CEO of Hyundai Mobis.