Stephan Josef Maria Kessel is a businessperson who has been at the head of 14 different companies. Presently, he occupies the position of Chairman for Dayco LLC, Chairman-Supervisory Board for Stabilus S.A., Chairman at Dayco Products LLC, Co-Chairman-Supervisory Board at Stabilus GmbH and Chairman for Visiocorp Plc.
He is also on the board of Armacell Enterprise GmbH & Co. KG and Chairman-Advisory Board at Novem Car Interior Design GmbH and Managing Director at Eurodrip SA.
In his past career he held the position of Chairman for Gearbox SARL, Chief Executive Officer at Continental AG, Chief Executive Officer for Wildcat (Dutch) BV and President, Chief Executive Officer & Director at WireCo WorldGroup, Inc. (a subsidiary of Wildcat (Dutch) BV), Chairman at Global Safety Textiles LLC, Chairman of Etimex GmbH, Chairman at Armacell International GmbH, Chairman for TimePartner Group GmbH, Chief Executive Officer at NOVEM Beteiligungs GmbH, Operating Director at Paine Schwartz Partners LLC and Advisory Director at Investcorp International Ltd.
Dr. Kessel received a doctorate from RWTH Aachen University.