Chief Executive Officer
Ulrich Schrickel is Chief Executive Officer of the Brose Group. In this role he is also responsible for Advanced Development and Innovations, Electronics, Sales, Communications and Marketing along with the China and North America markets.
Following his studies in Mechanical Engineering at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, he started his professional career at Robert Bosch GmbH in 1994. He headed up production facilities in the Czech Republic and Italy, was responsible for central quality management and worked as Senior Vice President, Business Unit Transmission Control. His last position was as Division Board Member, Automotive Electronics. He took over as Brose’s Executive Vice President Exterior in August 2019 before entering his current position at the beginning of 2020.
Dr. Philipp Schramm
Executive Vice President Commercial Administration
Dr. Philipp Schramm is responsible for Commercial Administration in the Brose Group and the Purchasing, Legal & Compliance and Information Technology functions. He is also Ulrich Schrickel's deputy.
Philipp Schramm studied business administration at the University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, where he also earned his PhD. He began his career in 2003 as a consultant at a Chinese company. Following other positions for example at the auditing organisation PricewaterhouseCoopers, Schramm assumed a wide range of leadership responsibilities within the Webasto Group in Germany and abroad beginning in 2010. His most recent role there was as Executive Vice President Purchasing and Supplier Quality. He switched to the Brose Group in October 2020. Schramm was Senior Vice President Purchasing Brose Group before he was appointed to the executive management board as Executive Vice President Commercial Administration.
Dr. Olaf Gelhausen
Executive Vice President Organization and Human Resources
Dr. Olaf Gelhausen heads the Central Division Organization and Human Resources Brose Group.
Olaf Gelhausen studied business administration and physics at the Technical University of Berlin and the University of Hagen. He earned a PhD from the University of Technology in Sydney/Australia. Gelhausen began his career in 2004 at semiconductor manufacturer Infineon Technologies AG, where he took on a wide range of leadership responsibilities in Germany and the United States. In 2014, the business administration graduate with a PhD in physics switched roles to become general manager of the joint venture Beijing Hella BHAP Automotive Lighting. From 2016, Gelhausen worked as general manager and Chief Operations Officer at Thyssenkrupp Bilstein GmbH in Bochum. He became a member of the executive management board of the Brose Group in October 2020.
Executive Vice President Interior
Andreas Jagl heads the Interior Business Division and oversees products such as front and rear seat structures, seat components and adjustment systems for the vehicle interior. He is also responsible for the East Asian market.
Andreas Jagl studied mechanical engineering at the Higher Federal Technical College in Saalfelden/Austria and has worked in the automotive industry since 1992. His leadership roles in Europe and the US included vehicle manufacturer Kässbohrer Fahrzeugwerke along with automotive suppliers such as Johnson Controls, Polytec Group and Adient. Before joining Brose, Jagl was General Manager of Yanfeng Adient Seating.
Chief Operating Officer
Stefan Krug is responsible for the central division Production along with the global plants and Quality, Logistics, Facility Planning and Production Technology.
Stefan Krug studied Mechanical Engineering with a focus on Production Engineering at the Technical University of Munich and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. He began his career with Brose in 1998 as Technical Assistant to the Executive Vice President Operations. Following a variety of leadership positions, he became general manager of the Coburg plant in 2008 and, four years later, also assumed responsibility for production in the seat systems division. As Chief Operating Officer North America, he headed up the plants in this region from 2014 to 2019.
From 2020 to his return to Brose in July 2022, Stefan Krug was Senior Vice President Operations at ZF Friedrichshafen, where he was responsible for global production in the Car Chassis Technology Division.
Executive Vice President Drives
Raymond Mutz heads up the Drives Business Division, which includes products such as the electric air conditioning compressor along with solutions for thermal management, the drive train, chassis, brakes and steering systems. He is also responsible for e-bike drives and systems.
Raymond Mutz studied business administration at the Würzburg University of Applied Sciences and has worked for Brose since 2006. He headed up Purchasing Mechatronics in North America and took over leadership responsibilities in the Drives Division. He switched positions to head up Controlling Brose Group in 2015. Raymond Mutz had been responsible for the electric air conditioning compressor product unit from 2018 before he took over the Drives Business Division.
Executive Vice President Exterior
Christof Vollkommer is head of the Exterior Business Division and products such as door modules and access and closure systems. He is also responsible for the Brazil and India markets in this role.
Christof Vollkommer began his career in 1983 with apprenticeship training and specialization as an industrial fitter and master mechanical engineering technician at Brose. He was a test engineer and project manager and was responsible for Test Door Systems in Detroit/USA. As a product unit manager he was responsible for liftgate systems, side door drives and most recently access and closure systems. In addition, Vollkommer was deputy to the Vice President of the Exterior Business Division from 2017 to 2019.