Klaus Rehkugler (52) will take over as Head of Sales & Marketing at Mercedes-Benz Vans on 01 August 2020 and will report directly to the Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans, Marcus Breitschwerdt. At present Rehkugler is Head of Sales Operations and Marketing for the Region Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars. He will take over from Klaus Maier (58), who will leave the company at the end of June at his own request.

“We are pleased to be gaining Klaus Rehkugler, an internationally very experienced sales colleague, for Mercedes-Benz Vans,” said Marcus Breitschwerdt, Head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. “I am very much looking forward to working with him. Thanks to his comprehensive experience in sales, with responsible stations in product management and fleet customer business operations, as head of a retail branch and in the marketing and sales management in important international markets, I am sure that he will quickly create impetus within the Vans division.”

Rehkugler studied European Business Studies in Reutlingen and joined afterwards the former Mercedes-Benz AG via the International Trainee Program in 1994. Following several positions with specialist and leading responsibilities at Mercedes-Benz Cars in fleet and used car sales, and as a product manager for Mercedes-Benz compact cars, Rehkugler took over as the Head of Market Planning and Order Management at smart GmbH. From 2005 to 2011 he held several managerial positions in marketing and as Head of the Toronto-Retail-Group of Mercedes-Benz Canada. From the autumn of 2011 Rehkugler was responsible for product management of the S-, E- and C-Class and their derivatives as well as for MB Guard before he took on his present job in October 2014 as the Head of Sales Operations and Marketing for the Region Europe at Mercedes-Benz Cars.

Breitschwerdt said further: “Klaus Rehkugler is a salesman who has learned his trade from scratch and who reacts quickly and flexibly in the face of new challenges. In doing so, he is definitely a team-player who together with his team will understand the requirements of his customers and always play to win.”

After more than 30 years in many specialist and managerial positions within the Daimler Group, Klaus Maier (58), Head of Sales & Marketing Mercedes-Benz Vans, is leaving the company at his own request. Maier took over his present position in 2013. “On behalf of Mercedes-Benz Vans I would like to thank Klaus Maier for a working relationship based on mutual trust, his great dedication and the sales records that were set annually. His merits continue and form an excellent basis for the further development of the Van business into a dynamic future,” Breitschwerdt continued. “I wish Klaus all the best for his professional and personal future.”

Source: Mercedes-Benz AG