Axel Joachim Maschka
Senior Vice President Sales & Business Development
Axel Joachim Maschka joined Valeo in October 2013 as Senior Vice President Sales & Business Development, effective January 1, 2014. He was previously Senior Vice President Purchasing at Volvo Car Corporation. In this capacity, Mr. Maschka expanded his international experience by integrating the Swedish and Chinese teams to form a global automotive purchasing organization.
Axel Joachim Maschka was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1966. After graduating with a degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Stuttgart, he studied for two years at École Nationale des Télécommunications in Paris. Mr. Maschka started his career at Daimler-Benz in 1992 and later spent three years with the Booz Allen & Hamilton management consulting company, where his clients included AB Volvo and Renault Véhicules Industriels.
In 2001, Mr. Maschka returned to Germany to join automotive supplier Bosch. Over the next seven years, he gained experience in international management with the Diesel Systems and Electrical Drives Divisions in Paris, Tokyo and Bangalore. In 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Engine Systems BU at Continental AG, in charge of fuel injection and turbocharger systems.
Mr. Maschka then founded AMA-Advisors, a professional services firm focused on improving automotive supplier performance from where he moved to Volvo Car Corporation.