The management of SUSPA GmbH

The company is headed by a team of three managers. Mr. Timo Stahl, with the company since 2005, is primarily concerned with the company's finances. The operating divisions in the automotive sector report to Mr. Oliver Gold, who has been with the company since 2016. Mr. Rolf Mintgen has been responsible for the operational areas in the industrial sector since July 2017.

Oliver Gold, CEO

Oliver Gold has been part of the management of SUSPA GmbH since November 01, 2016 and in this role is mainly responsible for the operational business in the automotive field.

Oliver Gold was born in Kitzingen in 1963. After completing his degree as a graduate industrial engineer (university of applied sciences) in Schweinfurt in 1988, he went to the USA on a Fulbright scholarship and continued his studies for 2 years at the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) with a Master's of Business Administration (MBA).  
After returning from the USA, he joined Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart as a project manager in sales/development in the field of automotive engineering K9: starters, generators, batteries, with the task of establishing business with Japanese customers.

Other positions:

  • 1994 - 1995 team leader of resident engineering & sales team, starters & generators, Bosch KK Yokohama (Japan)
  • 1995 - 1996 Strategic product planning for starters & generators, Robert Bosch GmbH
  • 1996 - 2001 Head of international sales, Leoni AG - Wiring Systems Division
  • 2001 - 2005 Manager, INTEDIS GmbH & Co KG 
  • 2005 - 2008 Manager of global operations, Kromberg & Schubert Kabel & Automobiltechnik
  • 2008 - 2016 President, Leggett & Platt Automotive Europe 
  • since 2016 management – CEO, SUSPA GmbH

Timo Stahl, Managing Director

Graduate industrial engineer Timo Stahl has been part of the management of SUSPA GmbH since May 2005 and in this role is mainly responsible for the area of finances.

Timo Stahl was born in Heilbronn in 1964. After completing a degree in industrial engineering at the University of Kaiserslautern in 1990, he started his career at Nestlé in Switzerland. In the year 2005, Timo Stahl joined SUSPA GmbH and has been supporting the company as a manager ever since.

Other positions:

  • 1991 - 1994 Productivity consultant - Implementation and management of cost optimization projects at Nestlé plants worldwide, Nestlé AG, Switzerland
  • 1994 - 2000 Controlling and later commercial head of major real estate projects and location development, RSE Projektmanagement AG
  • 2000 - 2003 Self-employed in the interim management and consulting for real estate developments
  • 2003 - 2005 Interim management and company consulting, NSL Consulting GmbH
  • Manager and CFO since 2005, SUSPA GmbH

Rolf Mintgen, Managing Director

Rolf Mintgen has been part of the management of SUSPA GmbH since July 1, 2017 and in this role is mainly responsible for the business segment Mechanical Applications.

Rolf Mintgen was born in Niedermendig in 1960. After completing the university exam as a manufacturing engineer in Koblenz, he started his professional career at Stabilus GmbH in Koblenz.

Previous positions:

  • 1985 -1993 R & D gas springs and dampers, Stabilus GmbH
  • 1994-1996 Technical Manager, Stabilus Bilbao (Spain)
  • 1996-2006 Division Manager R & D gas springs, dampers, innovation management
  • 2006-2008 Manager F&E, Stabilus GmbH
  • 2009-2011 Manager Global Procurement, Stabilus GmbH
  • 2011-2012 Manager F&E Grass GmbH, Höchst (Austria)
  • 2012-2015 Division Manager under-floor systems, Grass GmbH, Götzis (Austria)
  • 2015-2017 Director Product Management SUSPA GmbH, Altdorf
  • Since 2017 Managing Director SUSPA GmbH, Altdorf