NOVI–Stoneridge Inc., the Novi manufacturer of electrical and electronic components for the commercial vehicle, automotive, and off-highway industries, today announced that Carsten J. Reinhardt has been elected to its board of directors.
Previously, Reinhardt served as president and CEO of Voith Turbo, a supplier of advanced drivetrain technologies. Prior to that Reinhardt served as COO of Meritor Inc. and as President of Meritor’s Commercial Vehicle Division. Before joining Meritor, Reinhardt served as president and CEO of Detroit Diesel Corp., following a variety of management positions at Daimler Trucks North America, Freightliner, and Western Star Trucks.
Reinhardt currently serves as an independent business consultant. He is also vice chairman of the board of Grundfos Holding A/S, a leading global pump and water solutions company. He also serves as a board member for SAF-Holland SE, a supplier to the commercial vehicle industry, chairman of the advisory board for Tmax Holding GmbH, a supplier of high-temperature insulation technologies, and on the advisory board for Beinbauer Automotive GmbH, a machining supplier to commercial vehicle and off-highway OEMs.
“Carsten has three decades of experience in the commercial vehicle and automotive industries including executive leadership roles with some of the world’s leading commercial vehicle manufacturers and suppliers,” said William M. Lasky, Stoneridge board chair. “Carsten’s knowledge of Stoneridge’s global end-markets and customers, coupled with his extensive business strategy, M&A, and engineering experience in global businesses will be invaluable as the Company continues to execute its growth strategy.”
Reinhardt earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Esslingen University and a master’s degree in automotive engineering from the University of Hertfordshire, UK. He currently resides in Stuttgart.
In conjunction with the election of Reinhardt to the board of directors, the Board size was increased to 9 members. Stoneridge recently announced a continued board refreshment plan to attract the necessary talent to impact and accelerate the Company’s transformation. More at www.stoneridge.com.