Jan Kowal became president of Brose North America, Inc. in 1998 where he managed the North American arm of Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. after 12 years of holding strategic positions within the company.
Kowal, an expert in market development, spearheaded Brose North America's growth to 20 percent market share and 1.3 billion USD and established six manufacturing locations with 4,000 employees.
Transferring his position to the new president in August 2012, Kowal remained with the company as chairman for Brose North America, Inc. until May 2015. Kowal has also consulted the Brose group in Europe and U.S.
Between 2006 and 2013, Kowal was a member of the board for OESA; the last four years as a member of the executive committee, including the chairmanship in 2012.
Kowal joined Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. in 1986 with more than nine years of experience in different areas of the automotive industry in Sweden. While at Brose, he managed the development of markets in Sweden, United Kingdom, Japan, France, and Germany.
Kowal earned a master's degree in mechanical engineering from University of Technology, Goteborg, Sweden.