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Management

The EUROPART management is decisively responsible for corporate development, strategic direction and implementation of the corporate values. The EUROPART management team combines professional know-how and many years of experience with responsible behavior and personal commitment. The EUROPART Management stands for a customer-focused, growth-oriented and sustainable corporate policy.

Olaf Giesen
Chief Executive Officer

Olaf Giesen has been the CEO responsible for the EUROPART Group since March 2018. Before that, he was the General Manager of EUROPART Trading GmbH, heading the sales division in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg (Central Europe). Giesen has been with EUROPART since 2014, and was previously the Head of Sales in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In this position, he managed prominent sales projects for EUROPART and was responsible for over 50 subsidiaries including all joint venture and cooperation partners, as well as general management of SCHLOSSER EUROPART with its subsidiaries in and around Berlin.

Before joining EUROPART he was General Manager for Sales and Category Management at Auto Teile Unger (ATU) as well as General Manager of PV Automotive. Most recently, he was General Manager at Hofmeister & Meincke.
 

Sebastian Kamphaus
Sales Director Central Europe

As Sales Director Central Europe, he will be in charge of sales in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. In his last position, Kamphaus served as Director of Category Management and member of the executive board for International Sourcing and Category Management. Kamphaus has been working with EUROPART since 2013. He established the new International Sourcing division, which includes the Sourcing, Quality Management and Technical & Strategic Training departments, as well as EUROPART Consulting Ltd. in Asia. In this role, he was also responsible for the further development and positioning of the company's own EUROPART Premium Parts brand. Before working with EUROPART, the graduate in business economics acquired sector and sourcing experience, among other things, at Grohe Water Technologies and the Bilstein Group.

Dr. Reiner Schmitz
Director Supply Chain

Having served as the Director of Supply Chain for EUROPART since 2018, Dr. Reiner Schmitz took on managerial responsibility for this division in March 2020 The graduate engineer previously worked for market competitor WM SE / Trost Vehicle Parts as the Director of Corporate Replenishment.  He held various managing positions in the Supply Chain, IT, and Compliance departments at Japan Tobacco International. He was responsible for introducing a new management system for the supply chain and company group logistics at Vaillant.

Ralf Stepputatis
Director of Category Management

Ralf Stepputatis has been in charge of the Category Management division since March 2020. Stepputatis previously held managing positions in Purchasing and Product Management for various automobile and commercial vehicle parts dealers, most recently as Chief Executive Officer of Procurement and Category Management with power of attorney. As General Manager and Director of Category Management at EUROPART Materials, the graduate business economist will expand the brand portfolio and further develop the EUROPART Premium Parts own brand.

Sven Hülbrock
Director of Business Development & Human Resources International

Beginning in March 2020, Sven Hülbrock has filled the position of Director of Human Resources in addition to his role as Director of Business Development. Having joined EUROPART in 2015, Sven has gradually established the Sales Management division. In the beginning of 2019 he took on responsibility for Business Development, including the subordinate units Sales Management International, International Promotions, and Pricing. Before that, the graduate economist pursued a military officer's career with Germany's Bundeswehr and served in different managerial positions in the commercial vehicle parts segment, his last position being that of Head of Controlling.