Friedrichshafen. Michael Neumann takes over as Executive Vice President Sales and Customer Development at ZF Friedrichshafen AG on September 1st, 2020. The 52-year-old engineer has more than 25 years of experience in the automotive industry. He worked for the US automotive supplier Delphi for more than 20 years, recently serving as Chief Sales Officer.
After studying mechanical engineering at the Universities of Gelsenkirchen and Duisburg and gaining first professional experiences in different sales positions, Michael Neumann joined the automotive supplier Delphi Automotive in 2000. He held various sales, organizational and other management functions in Germany, Luxembourg and the USA. Neumann was recently heading the global sales department of Delphi Technologies as Senior Vice President and in parallel Managing Director of Delphi Powertrain Systems Germany GmbH.
On September 1st, Michael Neumann succeeds Matthias Benz, the current Executive Vice President Sales at ZF, who is leaving the company at his own request at the end of September 2020 to continue his career path outside the ZF Group.