Shareholders' Meeting appoints Chief Financial Officer as Chief Executive Officer / Strong market position will be further strengthened
Andreas Rode (58) is now taking over the leadership of EUROPART, Europe's leading trading company for commercial vehicle parts, workshop equipment and accessories. The shareholders' meeting of EUROPART Holding GmbH appointed the former CFO and Managing Director with immediate effect as CEO. He follows Pierre Fleck, who led the company as CEO since 2012.
Andreas Rode joined EUROPART in July 2012 as CFO and Managing Director, and has been responsible for the EUROPART Group's Legal, Logistics, Corporate Development and IT Services departments alongside all financial functions. Prior to this, the business graduate held the CFO position of the Grandvision Group for Germany and Austria for nearly 14 years and was responsible for sales, production and logistics areas beyond the financial functions. In his new position as CEO, Rode would like to set the course for a profitable growth path for EUROPART. "EUROPART is now the number 1 in many markets in Europe, or among the top three in the industry," explains the CEO. "The task for the future will be to consolidate this position in a highly competitive market and expand it where possible."