Jiří Novák to fill the newly created position of CEO Eastern Europe starting January 1, 2021 | Many years of experience in leading management positions in the parts trade | Proven expert for the markets of Central and Eastern Europe
EUROPART sets the course to further expand its presence in Eastern and Central European countries: Starting January 1, 2021 Jiří Novák (46) will assume his position as CEO Eastern Europe and be in charge of the EUROPART branch and dealer network as well as sales in Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Serbia, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Kaliningrad, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. In this position, Novák will report directly to EUROPART CEO Olaf Giesen.
"I am extremely pleased that with Jiří Novák, we have been able to gain a seasoned expert in the vehicle parts trade and at the same time a proven expert in the overall Eastern European sales region for this new and important position," says Olaf Giesen, CEO of EUROPART." "The Central and Eastern European countries are clearly among Europe's growth markets. Backed by his experience and know-how, Jiří Novák will provide valuable incentives for the further successful expansion of EUROPART's sales in this key region".
Jiří Novák: "I am very much looking forward to the new challenges this outstanding leadership position in Europe's leading trading company for commercial vehicle parts and workshop equipment will bring. Here I can make excellent use of my many years of experience as CEO and sales manager in parts trading companies in numerous Central and Eastern European countries".
Jiří Novák began his career path in the parts trade 20 years ago as Junior Product Manager at the car parts dealer Elit CZ, today a subsidiary of LKQ Europe, which also includes the parts dealers Auto Kelly, Euro Car Parts and Stahlgruber. Novák was appointed Managing Director in 2007 and was promoted to CEO of ELIT CZ, ELIT SK and ELIT PL in 2011. Novák was CEO of several LKQ subsidiaries in Central and Eastern Europe from 2017. In this role, he also oversaw the merger of sister companies Elit and AutoKelly in the Czech and Slovak Republics and the acquisition as well as the integration of two trading companies in Poland and Hungary.