Richard Clarke has been appointed as Head of Technical, Product Marketing & Customer Services & Regional Sales Manager by MAHLE Aftermarket, bringing to the business an impressive track record and a wealth of experience from within both MAHLE and the automotive sector to the team.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome such a seasoned professional as Richard to our team, especially someone who is already so well-versed in MAHLE’s culture, technical capabilities and wide customer base. His drive, enthusiasm and breadth of experience speak for themselves and we’re positive that his appointment will have a beneficial impact on the company here in the UK,” said Jonathan Walker, Managing Director of MAHLE Aftermarket UK Ltd, about Richard’s appointment.
With a sixteen years’ experience in the industry, Clarke will be working at MAHLE’s head office in Bilston, West Midlands. He started his career at Partline as a Sales Trainee in 2002 and five years ago he joined MAHLE as Regional Manager of Car & Light Commercial. During that time he flourished, gaining several plaudits including Victor Reinz® Salesman of the Year and MAHLE Salesman of the Year, before being promoted to Head of Sales for UK for Workshop Equipment, selling more air conditioning units than any MAHLE entity.
In 2014, he became MAHLE’s Area Sales Manager – South Africa and Surrounding Countries where he was responsible for setting up the new MAHLE Southern African Branch in Port Elizabeth, before becoming Head of MAHLE Aftermarket Sub-Saharan Africa until June 2018.
MAHLE is a leading international development partner and supplier to the automotive industry as well as a pioneer for the mobility of the future. The MAHLE Group is committed to making transportation more efficient, more environmentally friendly, and more comfortable by continuously optimising the combustion engine, driving forward the use of alternative fuels, and laying the foundation for the worldwide introduction of e-mobility.