Alexander Vlaskamp will become the new CEO of MAN Truck & Bus SE. He succeeds Andreas Tostmann, who is leaving the company. It is also planned that Vlaskamp will take over responsibility for procurement from Holger Mandel on the Executive Board. Stefan Gramse will take over the operational role as Head of procurement. We had anticipated the news with a post released yesterday about the appointment of Stefano Fedel as the new Head of Sales and Marketing at Scania. Indeed, Mr Fedel replaces Alexander Vlaskamp.
Who’s Alexander Vlaskamp, the next CEO of MAN Truck & Bus
Vlaskamp has many years of experience in the commercial vehicle industry. Among other things, he worked for Scania in Germany and Austria as Director After-Sales (2002 to 2007) and Managing Director (2012 to 2017). Between these two roles, he was Managing Director at Scania Polska. He returned to Sweden in 2017, where he took over as Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing in the truck business. In 2020, Vlaskamp was appointed to the Scania Executive Board as Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing.
Also, Arne Puls will assume responsibility for Human Resources and take over as Arbeitsdirektor (Executive Board member responsible for employee relations) on the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus SE effective January 1, 2022. He succeeds Bernd Osterloh, who had assumed leadership of this function on an interim basis.
A role also within the TRATON Group
«I know MAN well, having worked on several joint projects. As well as its excellent products, I also really value the high professionalism, motivation, and commercial vehicle knowledge of its employees. MAN is a company steeped in tradition and at the same time a company undergoing radical change. Headed by Andreas Tostmann, the team initiated major changes in the past months and made sure that we can continue to focus on looking ahead in the future. We will transform MAN from a commercial vehicle manufacturer into a leading provider of intelligent and sustainable transportation solutions. I look forward to doing my part as CEO», commented Alexander Vlaskamp, who will also take over Tostmann’s role on the Executive Board of TRATON SE.
«Alexander Vlaskamp will build on a solid foundation as the first step of the transformation at MAN has been successfully implemented. He is in a position to combine the wealth of a broad international experience with his knowledge of the efficiency of modularization and extensive product knowledge. This will not just benefit MAN Truck & Bus, but also the TRATON GROUP as a whole. Alexander Vlaskamp will ensure that MAN remains profitable in the long run. It was a pleasure to work with Andreas Tostmann», added Christian Levin, CEO of TRATON SE.