30 August 2022
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AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group appoints new Senior Vice President R&D and new Head of Marketing

AL-KO Vehicle Technology Group has appointed Dr Georg Rixecker to be responsible for global research and development activities, following the retirement of Dr. Frank Sager, and has also appointed Jörn von Ahlen as the new Head of Marketing.

From 1st September 2022, Dr. Frank Sager is handing over responsibility for global research and development to Dr. Georg Rixecker (55). The physicist received his doctorate in the field of materials science, followed by positions at the Max Planck Institute, at Robert Bosch GmbH and most recently at BorgWarner.

Harald Hiller, President & CEO AL-KO Vehicle Technology, comments: “I would like to thank Dr. Frank Sager, both personally and also on behalf of my colleagues on the Executive Board, for his commitment to the company. The appointment of Dr. Rixecker will give a fresh new impetus to our existing portfolio’s sustainability, on the global transfer of knowledge and on new solutions for the mobility of the future.”

Georg Rixecker

Also on September 1st, 2022, Jörn von Ahlen (50) will start as the new Head of Marketing in the team led by Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing Dr. Timo Schwickart. He is the successor to Hans Posthumus (51), who managed global marketing for AL-KO vehicle technology for 10 years and now wants to head in a new career direction.

Von Ahlen was previously responsible for marketing for the DACH region at Epson Germany. Before that, he held various marketing and sales positions in consumer and B2B marketing in well-known companies.

Dr Timo Schwickart comments: “Jörn von Ahlen stands out for his in-depth understanding of a consistent brand strategy across different business fields, models and markets. He also impresses with his profound experience in developing the ideal marketing mix. He takes over an effective team and a wel-repared field of work from Hans Posthumum I look forward to our ambitious projects together: we want to swiftly push various initiatives forward and achieve quick results.”

Jörn von Ahlen comes from northern Germany and studied International Business Administration after completing his apprenticeship as a banker.

Jörn von Ahlen