In January Mark Sondermann, 53, took up the position of CEO of Spheros GmbH. He is now responsible for the entire Thermal Bus Systems product group, representing the new Bus Division within the Valeo Group. Sondermann is thus the sole successor to Helmut Zanker, who left the company at the end of January after 16 years of service.
Sondermann has been an employee of the Valeo Group for 19 years and was most recently Director of Development and Product Marketing for the Business Group Thermal Systems (THS). Increasing customer satisfaction with optimum service and the optimization of the technical product differentiation to the competition are among his goals in his new capacity. “I am proud to have become part of Spheros and look forward to continuing the successful growth and business model in the Bus Division. The technical knowhow at Spheros in conjunction with the expertise of our Thermal Systems team will enable the product group to further increase its market leadership in the field of air conditioning systems and conquer new markets,” the new CE O emphasises. After qualifying as a motor mechanic and completing his studies as a mechanical and industrial engineer, Sondermann worked as an engineer in the field of exhaust gas turbochargers and exhaust systems. Since 1998 he has worked in Valeo’s Thermal Systems Business Group in various functions in Sales, Project Management and Development.