Italian global automotive supplier, Marelli has appointed Juan Manuel Molla as its new Chief Commercial Officer. Molla succeeds Detlef Juerss, who after two years serving as Chief Commercial Officer and Chief Technology and Engineering Officer, will leave the business at the end of March.
Molla has over three decades of international experience in the automotive industry and had joined Magneti Marelli in 2008. He has spent the last 13 years at Marelli in a variety of roles starting as a general manager within the company’s Argentinian operations, then moving on to global sales director, GTS, based in Italy. From 2018, he has been based in Germany leading business development, sales and marketing for the company’s automotive lighting business. He will cover Marelli’s key international markets working alongside Hironori Kimura, EVP, CCO, Japan.
Beda Bolzenius, CEO and president, Marelli said, “As we announced in December as part of Ambition 2024, customer knowledge and diversification is a critical part of our future success. Juan’s knowledge of the market, his relationships with our existing customers and global OEMs as a result of his time within Marelli Automotive Lighting will be a huge asset to Marelli as we move forward.”
Commenting on his new role, Molla said, “I am both honoured to have been appointed for this important position in Marelli and excited for the challenges that lay ahead. The international and skilled sales team will continue its journey towards achieving the company’s long-term goals. Next-generation technologies, best-in-class performance and competitiveness are essential in being able to support our customers and become the market leaders in mobility today and tomorrow.”