Jörn Clasen holds a degree in business administration. He studied economics in Paderborn, including a foreign assignment in Michigan, USA. After graduation, he initially worked as a management consultant at the strategy consultancy Arthur D. Little.
Mr. Clasen began his career at Freudenberg in 2002, where he was responsible for business development in China, growth strategies through company acquisitions as well as the implementation of restructuring in the industrial business, most recently in the position of CEO for the vibration control industry. During his time at Freudenberg, he was active both in Germany and for several years in the United States.
Since 2016, Mr Clasen has worked as Managing Director in the Swedish publicly listed company Trelleborg, among others for the Antivibration Solutions divisions.
In June 2018, he was appointed Managing Director of the Krempel Group. He is globally responsible for sales and marketing, manufacturing and development, innovation, technology and HSE.
Christian Reh holds a degree in economics. He studied in Augsburg, with a focus on auditing and controlling, as well as organisational and corporate management.
After graduating from university, he worked for six years at a predecessor company of the PwC auditing company, the last four years of which as audit manager.
In 1998, Mr Reh moved to the automotive supplier Behr. There he was responsible in the Affiliate Controlling for major subsidiaries of the group and supervised M&A activities.
In 2000, he was initially appointed commercial director of the Behr Thermot-tronik group division, and from 2005 he was appointed commercial managing director of the group with seven production sites worldwide.
In November 2012, Mr Reh was appointed Managing Director of the Krempel group. He is globally responsible for the areas of finance, controlling, human resources, purchasing, supply chain management, quality and IT.
We have set ourselves the goal of achieving the greatest possible benefit with everything we do and with the resources available to us from a humanitarian, ethical and economic perspective, taking into account the needs and expectations of our customers for high quality in our products and services. We are guided by four central corporate goals in this.
We understand the individual needs of our customers and we implement them consistently. That’s the basis of our joint success. As a competent system partner, we achieve high levels of customer satisfaction. We want to maintain this level in the future and increase it as much as possible.
We place a high value on the welfare and satisfaction of our employees, as their work, knowledge and abilities all contribute to the constant further development of the company, the achievement of goals and the continuous improvement of our processes. We carry out regular audits to ensure that our quality mission is understood and implemented. Training, education and further training opportunities challenge our employees to constantly expand their knowledge. We want to recognise and promote talent.
We continuously optimise our processes using regular analysis and measurement. We focus on error prevention and proactive reduction of waste when it comes to "lean principles".
Clearly defined and transparent processes, key figures and quality goals render our company development measurable.
We actively involve our suppliers in our quality management. By defining clear quality guidelines, we strive to achieve common goals in line with the zero-defect strategy. We expect continuous improvement from our partners.
Principles of entrepreneurial actions
We approach market changes with new ideas, courage, flexibility and creativity and offer our customers novel solutions. This includes long-term thinking and planning with the aim of ensuring stability, profitability and sustainability, also when handling natural resources and environmentally friendly materials.
We have an international presence, allowing us to provide quick on-site service. Our quality standards apply worldwide at all locations and to all employees.
We are capable business partners and combine our entrepreneurial spirit with original thinking and practical know-how to provide our customers with outstanding technologies, services and solutions.