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Regal Appointed Executive VP of Purchasing at Kiekert


Stéphanie Regal has been appointed executive vice president of
Purchasing at Kiekert AG, the global technology leader in automotive
locking systems.

Regal most recently had been Kiekert's global director of program
management responsible for the implementation of all customer projects
worldwide, as well as cross-functional strategic process optimization.
Since joining the company in 2009, she has served in various other
management positions, including senior program manager for the
implementation of international projects at Kiekert locations around the

She has extensive experience in the automotive and supplier industries,
having started her business career in 2000 at Robert Bosch GmbH where
she worked in logistics and technical sales.

"We are delighted to have secured Stéphanie Regal from within our own
ranks to head up our Purchasing function," said Guido Hanel, Kiekert
CEO. "Given her long-standing expertise in program management, process
optimization and international collaboration, she is the right person to
continue the strategic development of the Purchasing function at

Born in France, Regal, 41, holds a bachelor's degree in Linguistics from
the University of Lumière in Lyon, France.

The technology leader for automotive locking systems, Kiekert AG was
founded in 1857 and is headquartered in Heiligenhaus. The company
employs 6,500 people in 11 countries at eight production plants, seven
development centers and three sales units, developing, producing and
selling tailor-made customer solutions 24/7. Sales revenues in 2017
totaled 830 million euros.

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