Frank Müller to become TrelleborgVibracoustic Chief Executive Officer

Frank Müller joins TrelleborgVibracoustic from his position as Vice President & General Manager for TRW Automotive's Global Occupant Safety Systems. TRW Automotive is among the world's largest and most diversified suppliers of automotive systems, primarily within passive safety related products and systems. Frank Müller previously worked in a number of other roles, including as President and CEO at Behr America. He has a Master's degree in Economics from ESB Business School, Reutlingen, Germany, and Middlesex University, London, England.

"We are certain that Frank Müller has the industrial experience and leadership qualities that will make TrelleborgVibracoustic even more successful in the future," underscores Dr. Mohsen Sohi, CEO of the Freudenberg Group and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of TrelleborgVibracoustic.

"It is with great pleasure I take on this position. I look forward to continuing to build on TrelleborgVibracoustic's positive development during the past few years," says Frank Müller.

Hans-Jürgen Goslar has been CEO for TrelleborgVibracoustic since the joint venture was created in 2012 and before that he was the CEO for Vibracoustic from 2008.

"We would like to express our sincere thanks to Mr. Goslar for the years of very successful commitment as CEO of Vibracoustic, and especially for the creation and integration of the joint venture between Trelleborg Automotive AVS and Vibracoustic, establishing TrelleborgVibracoustic as a global leader in its industry," concludes Dr. Sohi.

Lennart Johansson, currently member of the Management Board of TrelleborgVibracoustic, will end his assignment from February 1, 2015. The Management Board of TrelleborgVibracoustic will be reduced from four to three members, additional to the Chief Executive Officer, Norbert Schebesta as Chief Financial Officer and Jim Law as Chief Technology Officer. Following a transition period, Lennart Johansson will assume a position as Senior Advisor in the Trelleborg Group.