The management of SUSPA® GmbH

The company is headed by a team of three managers. Mr. Oguz Tekin, with the company since 2020, 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. Ender Erat has been responsible for the operational areas in the industrial sector since September 2022.

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

Oguz Tekin, Managing Director


Oğuz Tekin has been part of the management of SUSPA GmbH on August 1st, 2020 and as such is responsible for finance, controlling, human resources, purchasing, IT and quality management.
He was born in Augsburg on October 20th, 1969 and studied electrical and industrial engineering. After completing his degree, he started his career in central controlling of Dorsch consult in Munich. He developed in companies with an international orientation from Head of Controlling to Managing Director and CFO with a focus on the commercial areas. In his previous positions, he was head of finance and controlling at Motoman Robotec (Yaskawa Group) in Allershausen, commercial manager at the Wieland Electric Group in Bamberg, board member and CFO at BMA AG in Braunschweig and managing director and CFO at the Vermop Group in Starnberg. Oğuz Tekin joined SUSPA GmbH in 2020 and has been with the company as Managing Director and CFO ever since.

Ender Erat, Managing Director


Since September 1, 2022, Ender Erat has been part of the management of SUSPA GmbH and in his role is mainly responsible for the business segment Mechanical Applications. 

Ender Erat was born in Altdorf near Nuremberg in 1977. While studying Business Administration at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg, he has been with SUSPA from 1997 until 2010.

Previous positions:

  • 1997 - 2004    study-related occupational activity at SUSPA GmbH
  • 2004 - 2007    Commercial manager at SUSPA (Nanjing) Co. Ltd., China
  • 2007 - 2008    Director Business Unit office chair gas springs, SUSPA GmbH
  • 2009 - 2010    Manager sales gas springs and hydraulic dampers, SUSPA GmbH
  • 2010 - 2015    CEO China, Diehl Metering Jinan Co. Ltd.
  • 2015 - 2018    Member of the executive board Diehl Metering GmbH
  • 2019 - 2022    Senior Vice President, Diehl Metering GmbH
  • since 2022      Managing Director SUSPA GmbH