GKN Automotive has appointed Dirk Kesselgruber as the new president of its ePowertrain division.

Kesselgruber joins the company from Schaeffler AG, where he was reportedly president of the chassis systems business. He also has over 20 years of experience in senior roles in the global automotive industry, including posts at BMW, TRW Automotive and ZF. GKN says.

‘Dirk is joining GKN Automotive at a crucial time for our business,’ said Liam Butterworth, CEO, GKN Automotive. ‘Our advanced systems for electrified vehicles, combined with significant investments in people and technologies, have already put us in a market-leading position. But we intend to go further, both with our products and expanding our customer base.’

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