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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

Peter van der Galiën appointed CEO of TecAlliance GmbH

Date: Wednesday 13 September 2023

The Shareholders' Committee of TecAlliance has decided to appoint Peter van der Galiën (55) as the new CEO of TecAlliance GmbH with effect from 1 January 2024. He succeeds Jürgen Buchert (66), who will retire at the end of the year after 22 years as CEO of TecAlliance GmbH and Caruso GmbH. The TecAlliance Group will achieve turnover of more than 117 million euros in 2023. It employs almost 1,000 people.

Jürgen Buchert, who holds a degree in business administration, began his career in 1989 at a renowned parts manufacturer and, after holding various professional positions in Germany and abroad, joined TecCom GmbH as managing director in 2001. In 2010, he merged TecDoc with TecCom, which then became TecAlliance GmbH. With further acquisitions, he systematically completed the solution portfolio in the following years and initiated globalisation. Today, TecAlliance is represented in more than 25 countries with its own subsidiaries and is supported by a professional partner network. In 2017, he founded the industry initiative for telematic data, Caruso GmbH, which has since established itself as a leading provider in Europe and expanded into the Americas and Asia-Pacific. He is a member of a number of important national and international associations.

Jürgen Buchert says:

"The TecAlliance Group has risen to become a global market leader. TecAlliance is well prepared for the digital transformation of the aftermarket and the rapidly developing mobility ecosystem and will continue to offer its customers added value with data-based business models, digital process solutions and services based on standards. Now is the ideal time to hand over the baton to further develop TecAlliance as the world's leading platform in this new market environment and make it competitive for 2030."

With Peter van der Galiën (pictured right), a successor will take over the role of CEO of TecAlliance who has many years of experience in the areas of strategy, sales and marketing as well as digitalisation and who also brings many years of international management experience to the table.

Peter van der Galiën's path led him to Motorola in 1992 after studying computer science. In the following 17 years, he acted as Managing Director of Motorola B.V. Netherlands and was part of the European Executive Management team and Director of Sales for Motorola ECC Europe. In 2009 he joined the Haynes Group as Global Director of Sales & Marketing for HaynesPro, their Professional Automotive Data division. Following steep growth of HaynesPro he was appointed as Managing Director of the HaynesPro Group and Executive Director on the Supervisory Board of Haynes Publishing P.L.C., in 2015. He was a founding member of ADPA (European Automotive Data Publishers Association) and acted as their Vice President for over 6 years.

"Jürgen Buchert is a proven and well-connected industry expert who has decisively shaped the TecAlliance Group during his 22-year tenure and developed it to its current importance as an industry solution in the global aftermarket. For this, he deserves our warmest thanks. As much as we regret his decision to go into well-deserved retirement, we wish him all the best for the future. However, I am delighted that we were able to find a very qualified successor in Peter van der Galiën. On behalf of the entire Shareholders' Committee, I wish him every success for the challenges ahead," says Neil Fryer, Chairman of the Shareholders' Committee of TecAlliance GmbH and Vice President and General Manager Global Aftermarket, PHINIA Inc.
“I am very excited to succeed Jürgen Buchert as CEO of TecAlliance, who has successfully led TecAlliance to become the global market leader in data for the automotive aftermarket. I am looking forward to building on the achievements of the TecAlliance team and to further develop TecAlliance’s business as a Global player in the field of automotive data and digital business processes. Jürgen and I will work closely together from October onwards to assure a thorough handover and I will be aligning our business plans with Neil Fryer and the Shareholders’ Committee,” added Peter van der Galiën.