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Change of management

- Marcus Knödler resigns from office for health reasons

- Jörg Steins becomes CEO of all Divisions of the Group

- Continuation of the strategy and transformation course

Esslingen (Germany), 26 April, 2024 – For health reasons, Marcus Knödler is unable to continue in his role as CEO of Purem by Eberspaecher and is resigning from his position as CEO. He will remain part of the Division's management team. Jörg Steins takes over the role of CEO of Purem by Eberspaecher.

In future, Jörg Steins will act as COO of the Eberspaecher Group and, as CEO, will be responsible for the business activities of all three Divisions. Jörg Steins will continue the existing strategy and the successful transformation course. The 56-year-old has been working for Eberspaecher since January 2024 and is already CEO of the Climate Control Systems and Automotive Controls Divisions.

"We are convinced that Jörg Steins will successfully take on the expanded role thanks to his many years of management and automotive expertise," emphasizes Managing Partner Martin Peters and adds: "We would like to thank Marcus Knödler for the trusting cooperation over the past years, his extraordinary commitment and his outstanding work. After a transition period, we will decide together in which management function he will return to the company."

Marcus Knödler joined Eberspaecher in 2016 and most recently assumed sole responsibility for the Purem by Eberspaecher Division as CEO. The Division has around 35 production sites worldwide. More than 7,100 employees develop and produce exhaust aftertreatment and acoustic systems for passenger cars, commercial vehicles and off-road vehicles to ensure clean and quiet mobility.

Pictures and CVs of the management board are available for you to download directly at the management overview.


Global Media Contact: 
Anja Kaufer
Vice President Corporate Communications 
Eberspächer Group
Phone: +49 711 939-0250



About Eberspaecher:
With approximately 10,700 employees at 80 locations worldwide, the Eberspaecher Group is one of the automotive industry’s leading system developers and suppliers. The family business, headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar, stands for innovative solutions in exhaust technology, automotive electronics and thermal management for a broad range of vehicle types. In combustion or hybrid engines and in e-mobility, the components and systems from Eberspaecher ensure greater comfort, higher safety and a clean environment. Eberspaecher is paving the way for future technologies such as mobile and stationary fuel cell applications, synthetic fuels as well as the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. In 2022, the Group generated revenue of around 6.4 billion euros. Net revenue adjusted for transitory items amounted to 2.7 billion euros.



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Change of management
Marcus Knödler is resigning from his position as CEO of Purem by Eberspaecher.
Change of management
Jörg Steins will act as COO of the Eberspaecher Group and as CEO of all three Divisions.