Volvo Cars has appointed Axel J. Maschka to the role of head of purchasing. He will take up the position on Jan. 1.
The 45-year-old executive joins the automaker from the auto supplier Continental, where he was CEO of the engine systems unit.
Maschka succeeds Bernt Ejbyfeldt who has left the company.
"With a combination of sales, engineering and purchasing background from top automotive suppliers, I am very pleased to have Axel Maschka onboard. His experience will be a valuable asset for Volvo Car Corporation in our efforts to further develop and strengthen our sourcing and supplier base,'' Stefan Jacoby, Volvo CEO said in a statement.