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Martin Wellhöffer becomes a member of the MAHLE Group Management

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Martin Wellhöffer becomes a member of the management of the LEVA-EU member MAHLE Group for the mechatronics and electronics division. The 44-year-old graduate engineer in vehicle technology has been with the Group for almost 20 years, most recently as Corporate Executive Vice President Sales and Application Development. He succeeds Wilhelm Emperhoff, who is retiring. The new MAHLE sales manager will be Dr.-Ing. Roger Bush.

Thanks to his many years of service at MAHLE, Martin Wellhöffer is very familiar with the group and will master his new tasks as a graduate engineer in automotive engineering with excellent results,” said Prof. Dr. Heinz K. Junker, Chairman of the MAHLE Supervisory Board. “The Mechatronics and Electronics division plays a fundamental role in the transformation of our Group towards e-mobility.” Electrification is a major strategic area at MAHLE. The company focuses in particular on the development of e-drives and charging technologies for e-vehicles.

On behalf of the MAHLE supervisory bodies, I would like to thank Wilhelm Emperhoff for more than a decade of dedicated service to the Group. I wish him all the best for the next chapter of his life,” added the Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Emperhoff has managed the business unit since it was founded in 2020. Before that, he was Managing Director for the Filtration and Engine Peripherals business unit for seven years.      

Martin Wellhöffer has spent his entire career in the MAHLE Group. After completing his studies in automotive engineering, he joined MAHLE as a trainee in sales in 2004, where he then spent several years in various positions, including key account manager, looking after important MAHLE customers. In 2015 he took over the management of corporate strategy and sales planning. Wellhöffer has been Corporate Executive Vice President Sales and Application Development since 2019 and is also a member of the MAHLE Executive Board.

Martin Wellhöffer’s successor will be Dr.-Ing. Roger Busch (50). “Roger Busch has a well-proven system understanding for vehicle drives and thermal management as well as many years of experience with our customers all over the world. With it, MAHLE is taking the next steps towards the mobility of tomorrow,” said Arnd Franz, Chairman of the Management Board and CEO of MAHLE.

Roger Busch started his career at Robert Bosch GmbH. In 2015 he became managing director of the then joint venture Bosch Mahle Turbosystems. In 2019 Busch moved to the MAHLE Group. Here, as Vice President, he managed the profit center for compressors and currently product development in the thermal management business area.

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