Alex Gelbcke to take over the role of CEO of Fource, an LKQ Europe holding company, being responsible for the Netherlands, Belgium and France markets
As of 1st September, Alex Gelbcke will take over the role of CEO of Fource, an LKQ Europe holding company, with a transition period in place until the end of 2020. He will be responsible for managing the Fource companies in the Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Gelbcke has a vast knowledge of the automotive aftermarket. He has nearly thirty years of experience in the automotive industry. For 17 years he worked at Tenneco Automotive as Vice President and General Manager EMEA. He then became CEO of BHIR Europe, a specialised distributor of aftermarket engine parts.
The current Fource CEO, Sinon Galvin, will return to the US and take on a different role within the company. He said:
“I am confident that Alex Gelbcke’s unique combination of industry experience and interpersonal skills will enable him to take the Benelux and French teams to the next level.” He added: “He is an ideal successor and a great choice to continue the market evolution that started with my visionary predecessor, Ardiaan Roggeveen.”
Arnd Franz , CEO of LKQ Europe said:
“Sinon Galvin has had a successful and eventful period at Fource, where he has been at the helm since 2014.” He added: “This period was dominated by many acquisitions in the Netherlands and Belgium, strong growth in France and the subsequent transition of various independent companies to one functional and harmonised company. It is now up to Alex to support the European integration program of one LKQ Europe, strengthen Fource’s market position in the region and create the best possible customer experience and be responsible for completing of integrating our company in Belgium, to serve both car companies and resellers, and to facilitate growth in France.”
Alex Gelbcke said:
“I am delighted to be part of the LKQ Europe and Fource team, which has shown a clear vision and fantastic drive for the industry.” He added: “Being part of LKQ Europe and Fource is a dream come true for anyone who, like me, is passionate about the independent aftermarket and wants to see it evolve through excellence and innovation.”