Frank Müller to become new CEO of TrelleborgVibracoustic

Frank Müller will become the new CEO of the joint venture TrelleborgVibracoustic. He will assume his position June 1, 2015. He succeeds Hans-Jürgen Goslar who is retiring during the first quarter of 2016.

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 from Middlesex University, London, England.

“I am very pleased to welcome Frank Müller to TrelleborgVibracoustic. His vast global experience within the automotive industry makes him a competent successor to Hans-Jürgen Goslar, and a suitable CEO to lead TrelleborgVibracoustic into its exciting future,” says Peter Nilsson, President and CEO of Trelleborg.

“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 of TrelleborgVibracoustic since the creation of the joint venture in 2012 and, prior to this, he had held the position as CEO of Vibracoustic since 2008.

“I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Hans-Jürgen Goslar. He has been instrumental in the successful creation and integration of the joint venture between Trelleborg Automotive AVS and Vibracoustic, and in establishing the company as a leader in its industry,” concludes Peter Nilsson.

Lennart Johansson, currently member of the Management Board of TrelleborgVibracoustic, will end his assignment from February 1, 2015. In connection with this, TrelleborgVibracoustic will reduce the Management Board from four to three persons. Following a transition period, Lennart Johansson will assume a position as Senior Advisor in the Trelleborg Group.