Commercial vehicle spare parts maker PE Automotive has appointed Ralf Maurer (pictured) as its managing director and chairman. He will take up the role at the beginning of March next year and moves from the management board of vehicle spare parts supplier, Europart, where he is responsible for inventory management, sourcing and pricing.

Maurer has more than 10 years’ experience in the automotive aftermarket, including as managing director at Point S Group and Carglass.

Last year PE Automotive was taken over by BPW, which supplies axle and suspension systems for commercial vehicle trailers. As part of his new move, Maurer will also take on the role of managing director for BPW Aftermarket Group Deutschland.

"I am convinced that Mr Maurer will play a key role in taking PE Automotive to the next strategic level,” said Michael Pfeiffer, managing partner of BPW. “In addition to that, Mr Maurer will actively contribute to achieving the goals of the BPW Group as international mobility partner for vehicle operators.”