Continental announced it has appointed Gilles Mabire as the new head of the Commercial Vehicles & Aftermarket Business Unit (CVAM).
Mabire, 46, will take over his new position on April 1, 2019. He succeeds Dr. Michael Ruf, who is pursuing new opportunities outside Continental after having successfully led the business unit over the last 10 years. CVAM, which is part of the Interior Division, accommodates the specific requirements of the commercial vehicle and special vehicle markets as well as the passenger car aftermarket. The business unit is also responsible for products relating to Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), which connect users and vehicles with the transport infrastructure, with a focus on services and new functions.
Gilles Mabire has been with Continental for more than ten years. He holds an electrical and mechanical engineering degree from the ESME Sudria Engineering School in Paris. Mabire has more than 20 years of experience in various management positions in the automotive industry. Prior to his appointment, he was in charge of Continental’s operations in France.