Seton AutoLeather GmbH Appoints New Managing Director of Europe

Armin Dieckmann (45) joins the automotive leather interior supplier as Managing Director and Vice President Europe
By: GST AutoLeather
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. - Oct. 14, 2014 - PRLog -- Seton AutoLeather GmbH, the subsidiary and European headquarter of the leading automotive leather interior supplier GST AutoLeather Inc., has today announced that it appointed Armin Dieckmann as Managing Director and Vice President Europe, starting on November 1, 2014. The European company, with production facilities in Germany and Hungary, has approximately 1,250 employees.

In his new role Armin Dieckmann will assume responsibility for all business operations in Europe and will also support the company’s European customers around the globe. He is preceded by Thomas Bee (57), who accepted a new executive management position in the Hide Supply industry.

Dieckmann, a recognized automotive professional, has a 20-year track record at several leading automotive supplier companies. With a range of senior management expertise covering production, program management, and sales, he most recently filled the role of Vice President Sales and Business Development for seat covers and fabrics at Johnson Controls Inc., a global provider of automotive interior systems. In addition, Dieckmann has held leadership positions at Continental Automotive AG and Siemens VDO AG. His international focus has taken him to assignments in Germany, the USA, and China.

Building upon his comprehensive experience in automotive interiors, Dieckmann will execute the company’s business growth strategy in the European market, driving significant expansion.

‟We intend to be the supplier of choice for customers who require premium leather – and it‘s our goal to exceed our customers’ increasing expectations by our constant commitment to top quality and full-scope service,” emphasized Dieckmann.

About GST Seton AutoLeather: GST AutoLeather Inc. ( is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan/USA, and is a proud supplier of some of the world’s finest automotive leather interior trim. GST AutoLeather has operations and strategic alliances in the United States, Mexico, Japan, China, Korea, Germany, Hungary, South Africa and India. Many of the industry’s most prestigious automobile companies turn to GST AutoLeather for its innovation, customer service, quality and dependability. GST AutoLeather’s engineers and technical experts work hand-in-hand with many of the world’s Original Equipment and Tier I Manufacturers to conceive, design and develop new generations of leather for the global automotive market. In support of its expansion plans and global growth strategy, GST manages sales operations in various global markets.

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