Management Team

Armando Tamez
CEO

Armando Tamez joined Nemak in 1984. Since then, he has held several executive positions, including President and Chief Operating Officer, and has served in the Commercial, Operations, Planning, Product Development, and Engineering areas, among others. In 2013, he was appointed CEO. Armando earned a bachelor’s degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey and a master’s degree from the George Washington University.

Alberto Sada
Chief Financial Officer

Since joining Nemak in 1994, Alberto Sada has held several executive positions, including Vice President of Strategic Planning, and has served in the Commercial, Financial Planning, Treasury, and Information Technology areas, among others. He was appointed Chief Financial Officer in 2015. Alberto earned a bachelor’s degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey and a master’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Markus Nolte
Vice President of Commercial

Markus Nolte has been with Nemak since 1996. During his career in the automotive industry, he has held executive positions in manufacturing, R&D, plant management, and sales and marketing. He was appointed Vice President of Commercial in 2013. Markus earned a master’s degree and a PhD from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

José Carlos Pons
Vice President of Business Development

José Carlos Pons joined Nemak in 1996. He has held executive positions in the Business Development, Commercial, and Program Management areas. He was appointed Vice President of Business Development in 2016. José Carlos earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Napoleón Cantú
Vice President of Manufacturing and Product Development

Napoleón Cantú joined Nemak in 1992. During his career at Nemak, he has held executive positions in several areas including Operations, Commercial, and Program Management. He was appointed Vice President of Manufacturing and Product Development in 2017. Napoleón earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Marc Winterhalter
Vice President of Purchasing

Marc Winterhalter joined Nemak in 2016 as VP Purchasing. He has more than 20 years of experience in supply chain management in the automotive industry. Marc earned a degree from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (formerly known as the University of Karlsruhe) in Germany.

Marco Landeros
Vice President of Human Resources

Since joining Nemak in 1996, Marco Landeros has held executive positions in several areas including Administration, Commercial, Purchasing, and Human Resources. He was appointed Vice President of Human Resources in 2016. Marco earned a bachelor’s degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey and a master’s degree from Stanford University.

Josef Nueschen
Structural and Electric Vehicle Components Director

Josef Nueschen joined Nemak in 2016 and was appointed Structural and Electric Vehicle Components Director in 2017. He has more than twenty years of experience in manufacturing and engineering roles in the automotive industry. Josef earned an engineering degree from the Technical University of Munich in Germany.

Knut Bentin
Mexico Business Unit Director

Since joining Nemak in 1997, Knut Bentin has held several executive positions in Europe and Mexico. In 2017, he was appointed Mexico Business Unit Director. Knut earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mannheim and a master’s degree from the University of Cologne in Germany.

Klaus Lellig
Europe Business Unit Director

Klaus Lellig has been with Nemak since 1997. During his career in the automotive industry, he has held executive positions in manufacturing and product development. He was appointed Europe Business Unit Director in 2009. Klaus holds a PhD from the RWTH Aachen University in Germany.

Luis Manuel Peña
USA, Canada & South America Business Unit Director

Luis Manuel Peña joined Nemak in 1997. He has held executive positions in several areas including Strategic Planning, Program Management, and Operations. He was appointed U.S.A, Canada & South America Business Unit Director in 2016. Luis Manuel earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Ernesto Sáenz
Asia Business Unit Director

Ernesto Sáenz joined Nemak in 1996. He has held several executive positions in Manufacturing, Operations, and Engineering areas at Nemak. He was appointed Asia Business Unit Director in 2016. Ernesto holds a bachelor’s degree and two master’s degrees from Tecnológico de Monterrey.