Tier 1 lighting and electronic control units supplier Varroc Lighting Systems has appointed Christian Paschel as its new CEO, effective November 1. He replaces Stephan Vedie, who left the company in September.
Paschel joins Varroc Lighting Systems from Hella, where he was previously a member of the Executive Board and Head of Sales in the Automotive Lighting Division. He has over two decades of experience in the automotive industry, particularly in the lighting and electronics sector, where he has held senior management positions with a focus on strategic development and sales.
Tarang Jain, MD and Chairman, Varroc Group said: "We selected Christian as a long-time manager with extensive industry experience to help us successfully grow Varroc Lighting Systems. In addition, to help us overcome the adverse period that the entire automotive industry is currently experiencing due to the global shortage of semiconductors and other manufacturing components. I wish Christian great success and look forward to our future collaboration."
Commenting on his new role Christian Paschel said: "I am very pleased to have the confidence of the Group management and the opportunity to lead Varroc Lighting Systems. The whole automotive segment is facing a very challenging period and we need to focus on making sure that our company is well prepared for the challenges ahead. In my new role, I would like to focus, in particular, on process optimisation, digitalisation and investments that will enable us to respond flexibly to customer needs and to strengthen our position in lighting and electronics in line with current trends within the automotive industry."