From the Greek, self-propelled motor vehicle
AutoKineto is the exclusive, multi-national automotive executive search collaboration bringing together highly successful search consulting offices in the Americas, Europe, Middle East and Asia. We leverage the automotive recruiting talents of highly successful international search teams, offering you the best in automotive recruiting.
Before entering into careers in executive search, many of our team members held high-level leadership roles on the manufacturing floor and in the front office. We've been in your shoes — we know your challenges, and we are ready to deliver candidates with the right skills to propel your organization forward.
Victor Carulla • Spain & Southern Europe
866-264-9094 ext 707 • +34 93-238-54-86
Victor began his career in one of the top insurance companies in Spain as a Financial Controller. In 2000, he moved to the recruitment and executive search field, focusing in financial profiles. In 2010, he founded Headway Executive Search in Barcelona, Spain. From 2007 until today, he has been the automotive industry’s leading recruiter in Spain and Portugal for all local clients and has also specialized in searches coming from international partners (IESF). He has worked for top automotive firms as well as Tier 1 and Tier 2 companies. Victor has a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) from the EU Business School in Barcelona, Spain, and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the EU Business School in Montreux, Switzerland.
Stefan Forsberg • Sweden & Northern Europe
866-264-9094 ext 702 • +46 708-17-75-84
Stefan has been in the executive search field for 18+ years. His experience is based on heading international projects searching for executives within General Management, Sales, Marketing, Finance, and Supply Chain with focus on Northern Europe and Russia. Prior to his career in search, he worked in executive roles with companies in IT, automotive and airline industries. Stefan has a broad network of contacts, is customer focused and offers a solution-oriented approach. He attended the University of Stockholm and studied Business Administration.
Carlos Kingwergs • México & Latin America
866-264-9094 ext 710 • +52 (55) 8421-4826
Carlos brings 24 years of international Executive Search consulting experience. He focuses in assisting global companies to strengthen their operations in Mexico and LATAM, throughout searching and attracting local talented leaders for high-end and managerial positions as well as technical specialists. In 1994 he joined MRI Network, leading it as Country Manager in 1998. As founding member of Kingwergs & Associates, his automotive expertise targets organizations in the Component and Service Providers space. Prior his career in search, he held managerial and executive positions in operations, sales, IT and procurement for worldwide companies, earning a solid knowledge of macro-economic and trans-cultural trends within the region. Carlos holds a BS in Computer Science Engineering from La Salle University; also earned three minors: Finance, Business Administration (ITESM) and Psychoanalysis (E. Kant Institute) in Mexico.
John Malloy • North America
866-264-9094 ext 701 • +1 414-322-7891
John Malloy has 14 years of automotive executive search experience. John has worked with OEM suppliers to fill both leadership and technical positions, and he is well-versed in working with start-ups and expansions. As President of Sanford Rose Associates-Santee, an AutoKineto collaborator, John has had vast international experience working on deals in the U.S., UK, Germany, France, Mexico, China and Japan. Before moving to his role in search, he served as president for a Tier One manufacturer of precision engine components where led the start-up of manufacturing plants in North Carolina, South Carolina and Wisconsin. He has held the positions of President, Vice President of Engineering, Vice President of Sales and Executive Vice President. John holds an Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin.
Achim Moraw • Germany & Central Europe
866-264-9094 ext 706 • +49-(0)711-95-46-54-0
In 1995, Achim established TOPOS Personalberatung in Stuttgart, Germany. Since 2002, he has also been the Country Manager Germany for IESF (International Executive Search Federation), of which TOPOS Personalberatung was a founding member. Since 2004, Achim has directed the Automotive Practice Group. which is part of IESF. Achim focuses upon executing international search projects and filling management positions, technical executive positions and discipline specialists. He started working as an HR consultant in 1986, focusing on the manufacturing industry, especially the automotive sector and mechanical engineering. In addition to search and selection, he conducts psychometric assessments. Achim holds a psychology degree and a doctorate from Marburg University.
Kathleen Truax • North America
866-264-9094 ext 704 • +1 803-269-2040
Kathleen has been working in the recruiting industry for 14 years. She specializes in accounting, finance, sales, information technology and supply chain. Prior to her role in recruiting, Kathleen held positions with Tier One suppliers in IT, human resources, accounting and supply chain. She has worked with companies in the US, Mexico, Australia and Malaysia. Kathleen studied accounting, information systems and economics at the University of Wisconsin.
Paul Feeney • North America
866-264-9094 ext 705 • +1 201-962-2122
Paul has over 25 years’ experience within Corporate and the Executive Search Industry. His background in search included working in London for 7 years, as well as in Prague for 3 years. While in Prague, Paul oversaw recruiting and search activities for Central Europe with PA Consulting Group. After returning back to where he was raised in Northern New Jersey, he worked within the Talent Acquisition for Merrill Lynch supporting their institutional sales, trading and operations before opening his office in January, 2002. His search experience within automotive has been in engineering, accounting and financial services areas for the USA, Europe and Australasia regions. He attended the University of Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance.
Dror Katabi • Israel
866-264-9094 ext • +972 544-520-705
Dror, owner and managing director of Kishurim-HR, has been in the executive search field since 1989. His experience is based on heading national and global searches for executives in industries such as Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing, within "C" level positions, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Finance, Supply Chain, with focus on global reach, offering professional talent solutions for Israeli companies all over the world. Since the Automotive industry in Israel is quite advanced and domestic companies work with most leading Automotive firms in the world, Kishurim-HR also provides executive consulting services for leading firms and high-level executives. Dror has a broad network of contacts, a large database of top talents and a proven-successful track record.
Michael Lee • China
866-264-9094 ext • +85 295-888-454
Michael is Managing Director of Asianet Consultants HK Ltd and Co-Founder of Talentworks International HK Ltd. He specializes in leadership search and strategic talent acquisition through his automotive industry practice, having served various Global Multinational firms in the Asian region. Originally from Korea, he has worked in USA, Korea & Hong Kong, having the ability to communicate in Cantonese, Korean & English. He holds a double major Degree in Business Administration in Marketing and Management of Organization from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). Prior to joining Asianet Consultants, he worked in a boutique executive search firm setting up the automotive division within the Asia Pacific Region.