Peter takes over from Jürgen Buchert who retired at the end of 2023

Jürgen Buchert and Peter van der Galiën

The Shareholders’ Committee of TecAlliance has decided to appoint Peter van der Galiën as the new Chief Executive Officer of TecAlliance GmbH. Peter started in the role on 1 January 2024.
He succeeds Jürgen Buchert, who retired at the end of 2023 after 22 years as Chief Executive Officer of TecAlliance GmbH and Caruso GmbH.
Jürgen, who holds a degree in business administration, began his career in 1989 at a renowned parts manufacturer and, after holding various professional positions in Germany and abroad, joined TecCom GmbH as Managing Director in 2001.
In 2010, he merged TecDoc with TecCom, which then became TecAlliance GmbH. With further acquisitions, he systematically completed the solution portfolio in the following years and initiated globalisation. Today, TecAlliance is represented in more than 25 countries with its own subsidiaries and is supported by a professional partner network.
In 2017, Jürgen founded the industry initiative for telematic data, Caruso GmbH, which has since established itself as a leading provider in Europe and expanded into the Americas and Asia-Pacific. He is also a member of a number of important national and international associations. 
His successor, Peter van der Galiën, has many years of experience in the areas of strategy, sales and marketing as well as digitalisation and also brings many years of international management experience to the table. 
Peter’s path led him to Motorola in 1992 after studying computer science. In the following 17 years, he acted as Managing Director of Motorola B.V. Netherlands and was part of the European Executive Management team and Director of Sales for Motorola ECC Europe. In 2009 he joined the Haynes Group as Global Director of Sales and Marketing for HaynesPro, their Professional Automotive Data division.
Following steep growth of HaynesPro he was appointed as Managing Director of the HaynesPro Group and Executive Director on the Supervisory Board of Haynes Publishing P.L.C., in 2015. He was a founding member of ADPA (European Automotive Data Publishers Association) and acted as their Vice President for over six years.  
“Jürgen Buchert is a proven and well-connected industry expert who has decisively shaped the TecAlliance Group during his 22-year tenure and developed it to its current importance as an industry solution in the global aftermarket. For this, he deserves our warmest thanks,” TecAlliance GmbH Shareholders’ Committee Chairman and PHINIA Inc Vice President and General Manager Global Aftermarket, Neil Fryer, said.
“As much as we regret his decision to go into well-deserved retirement, we wish him all the best for the future. However, I am delighted that we were able to find a very qualified successor in Peter van der Galiën. On behalf of the entire Shareholders’ Committee, I wish him every success for the challenges ahead.”

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