London/Hanover – November 1, 2022 Clarios, the world’s largest manufacturer of automotive batteries, has appointed Theres Gosztonyi as Vice President Aftermarket for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) effective November 1st, 2022.
“We are excited that Theres Gosztonyi is joining our team at Clarios,” said Werner Benade, Vice President and General Manager EMEA at Clarios. “She brings 18 years of profound management experience in the automotive sector. By appointing her, we aim to strengthen our customer focus and to ensure a sustainable and profitable growth in the region.”
Before Clarios, Theres Gosztonyi acted as Vice President B2C Aftermarket at the tyre maker Michelin, where she was responsible for Northern Europe including DACH and UK. Prior to that, she worked more than 15 years in sales and marketing at Daimler AG, most recently as Head of Sales for Mercedes-Benz Trucks Eastern Europe.
“Mobility is one core element of people’s freedom,” explains Theres Gosztonyi. “With the transformation of mobility towards electrification, autonomous driving and multimodal transportation, the power supply provided by batteries will play a key role. Together with my team, I will work hard so that Clarios with its VARTA® brand stays ahead of competition and offers the right products and services for our customers and consumers.”
Clarios’ EMEA region consists of more than 3,800 employees in 12 production facilities, including the headquarters in Hanover, Germany. Clarios’ manufactures and supplies its batteries for all major automotive manufacturers. In the automotive aftermarket, its VARTA product is one of the most well-known and trusted brands in Europe and throughout the world.
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VARTA batteries are the driving force behind innovations like start-stop engines. They will reliably restart a vehicle engine again and again, and effectively help to maximize vehicles performance. The VARTA brand has a history going back more than 125 years. VARTA batteries are factory-fitted by major carmakers and trusted by drivers globally.
Clarios is the global leader in advanced, low-voltage battery technologies for mobility. We power progress through ever-smarter solutions for virtually every kind of vehicle. With 16,000 employees in over 140 countries, we bring deep expertise to our Aftermarket and OEM partners, and reliability, safety and comfort to everyday lives. We answer to the planet with a rigorous ESG focus – advancing best-in-class sustainability practices and advocating for them across our industry. We recover, recycle and reuse up to 99% of our battery materials. Clarios is a Brookfield portfolio company.
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