1Parts Global Aftermarket Services and its board of directors announced that Alex Gelbcke will join the organization as CEO effective Jan. 1, 2019.
Gelbcke will take the reins of the CEO position from Co-CEOs Bill Maggs, president and CEO of National Pronto Association, and Omer Wesemael, managing director of ADI AutoDistribution International.
Mike Mohler and Nico Muyldermans, both vice president partner and vendor relations at 1Parts, remain active within 1 Parts and will support Gelbcke in his new responsibilities.
Gelbcke is a seasoned global aftermarket executive with more than 25 years of experience in general management, marketing, sales and operations. He joins 1 Parts after serving most recently as CEO of BIHR Europe, a leading distributor of aftermarket motorcycle parts.
Gelbcke was employed by Tenneco Automotive for 17 years and served as EMEA region vice president and general manager. Gelbcke holds a master’s degree in business and management engineering from the Solvay Brussels School of Management and Economics. He is married and is the proud father of two children. He will be headquartered in a newly designed and remodeled office in Kortenberg, Belgium, adjacent to the ADI headquarters.
“It is an exciting time,” Maggs said. “1 Parts, our startup joint venture, has been very successful and has grown to the point where we can appoint a dedicated CEO to continue our growth. Alex is a tremendous leader and strategist. I am very confident he will help continue the growth of 1Parts value to the members and vendor partners.”
ADl’s Wesemael added, “We are pleased to have Alex join our team. I have known him for many years, and I cannot think of a better partner to bring into our organization. We wish Alex all the best as he leads 1 Parts in its further development.”