Recaro expands board to continue growth


The Recaro group, a specialist in seating for various sectors including aviation, automotive and gaming, has made two new executive board appointments as part of its drive for growth. It should be noted that the group has been enjoying strong growth of late, having recently announced record-breaking growth in 2022.

René Dankwerth joins the executive board of Recaro Holding as chief business development officer, while Roland Grimm joins the executive board of Recaro Aircraft Seating as EVP of supply chain & sustainability.

René Dankwerth is well known in the aircraft interiors sector, having spent 17 years at Recaro Aircraft Seating. He has held various key positions at the company, including as director of quality, director of purchasing, EVP of R&D, and general manager at the Recaro Aircraft Seating facility in the USA. Dankwerth’s responsibilities on the executive board will extend to overseeing Growag and AAT Composites, as well as licencing & merchandising activities.

“When I began my journey with Recaro in 2006, I immediately connected with well-known brand, the company culture and the high-quality products,” said René Dankwerth. “It’s an honour to help shape the future growth at Recaro with my new extended scope. We aim to expand the Recaro footprint outside our current core business, which is an exciting mission for our team.”

René Dankwerth from recaro, posing in a factory

René Dankwerth is the new chief business development officer at Recaro Holding

A new supply chain & sustainability executive

Roland Grimm is now EVP of supply chain & sustainability at Recaro Aircraft Seating

Roland Grimm, the newest member of the Recaro Aircraft Seating executive board, is assuming the position of EVP of supply chain & sustainability. Grimm’s tenure with Recaro began more than a decade ago as a product manager at Recaro Aircraft Seating. He has since climbed the ranks, serving in roles such as head of sales, head of spares & supply chain, operations executive at AAT Composites, and most recently, director of supply chain & sustainability. In addition to his global supply chain optimisation responsibilities, Grimm will also oversee the Recaro Aircraft Seating facility in Poland.

“I look forward to working more closely with our other facilities as we continue to optimize our global supply chain. We have a highly experienced team in place, and with their support, we can tackle any obstacle we face,” said Roland Grimm.

Dr Mark Hiller, CEO of Recaro Holding and Recaro Aircraft Seating, said of the new appointments: “Adding members to our executive boards is not a decision we take lightly, as our executive boards are key to our growth path as a company. Our hardworking colleagues look to Recaro leadership for guidance and transparency, which is why René and Roland are perfect fits. Their dedication and long-term visions for the company will help cultivate our growth story and strengthen the competencies at our global facilities.”

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