Bernhard was born in 1966. Coming from the technical and mechanical sector, he has held various positions such as Managing Director and Group Executive Board Member in different companies and associations, with more than 15 years experience leading a large family-owned business in the automotive industry as well as more than 10 years as Supervisory Board Member of the largest Automotive Aftermarket organization in the world.
As CEO, Bernhard was responsible for a number of reorganization and rationalization projects, notably margin increase, optimization of logistics, decentralized warehouse management, change management, business development and, in his role as Group Board Member, implementation of a new ERP. He brings extensive experience of working in Asia, primarily in sourcing and procurement, as well as knowledge of how to do business with Asian Partners and suppliers.
He has studied Marketing and holds an Honours Degree in Economics. Bernhard is fluent in German, French and English and speaks tolerable Italian.