Francke, 48, has international management experience and occupy the newly created position of Chief Operations Officer. Operating out of the company’s head office in Bad Waldsee, Francke will be responsible for R&D, supply chain management and operations throughout the company’s production cities.
By uniting these areas under one management board member will make it possible to manage important processes more efficiently, the company said in a release.
Francke has extensive experience in senior management positions in the automotive supplier industry. An industrial engineer, he has worked for the international group of companies BOS GmbH & Co. KG – an automotive industry systems and component supplier – as the general manager and COO since 2011. Prior to that, Francke held the position of General Manager at the Brose Group.
“We are delighted that we have been able to recruit a proven expert for this challenging position in the Erwin Hymer Group,” said Martin Brandt, Chairmen of the Group’s Executive Board. “His management expertise and product know-how in the automotive area makes him the perfect addition to our management team.”