Leadership/Subsidiaries


Carlos Oehling

Chief Executive Officer

In 1986 he started his professional career in Basel (Switzerland) in the Marketing-Controlling department of the pharmaceutical company Hoffman La Roche. He subsequently worked for Bayer as a controller in Spain until 1989.

In 1989 he joined the general management of Grupo Serva (Glaser), a manufacturer of automotive components.

Carlos worked as a Senior Manager of Dana Corporation for three years, becoming an active member of the company's strategic committees in Spain.

A graduate of Economics and Business Administration from the University of Zaragoza, he gained an EDP degree (Executive Development Program) in 1997 from the University of Michigan Business School, and a Diploma in Business Administration (PADE) from IESE (University of Navarra) in 1999.

In January 2009 he joined Fersa Bearings as CEO, with the objective of making Fersa a leader in the design and manufacture of bearings.

From the beginning, we have been committed to develop high-precision, high-performance  bearings. This has been the main reason for the continuous strong increase in our sales and it makes us be part of the leading group of companies in mobility.

 


Pedro Pablo Andreu

Chief Operating Officer

He began his professional career in 1997 as an area sales manager for one of Dana Holding's engine sealing element companies. After three years as head of Asia and the Americas, he became the company's export director for 4 years.

In 2004 he joined the CNA group, a home appliance manufacturer, as Corporate Expansion Manager, leading the company's international growth by developing OEMs and creating various subsidiaries in Europe, the Americas and Asia.

In 2009 he joined Fersa as General Globalization Manager, responsible for the company's international expansion with a triple focus: optimizing the competitiveness of purchasing and the supply chain, establishing commercial subsidiaries, and leading the creation of manufacturing plants and warehouses in Asia and the Americas. 

GMP from Harvard Business School (Cambridge, USA), ACE from MIT (Cambridge, USA), MBA from ESADE, Master in foreign trade management from ESIC, and Bachelor of Law from UCA.

He became General Manager of Fersa in 2012 and COO in 2015.

At Fersa we bet on talent, passion, and a desire to learn, have fun and improve every day. What matters is not what our challenges are, but more importantly what each one of us is doing today to surpass them.

 


Karl A. Nitsch   

Chairman of the Board

Before joining Fersa, Karl had 35 years’ experience working with leading multinational corporations in various industries. He has worked for 10 years in the United States, 10 in Latin America, and 15 in Europe, working in the automotive industry for most of his career.

His previous job, before joining Fersa was as president of Dana Europe for seven years, at the end of which the group's sales in Europe totaled 1.1 billion euros.

Karl earned a B.S. in B.A. from Bentley University (Massachusetts, USA), and earned his AMP from Harvard University (Cambridge, USA).

He started working for Fersa in 2008, and was appointed Chairman in 2012.

The success we are experiencing in Fersa is mainly due to the passion with which each person on the team perform their job and support others. Passion for doing things right is the cornerstone of our culture.

Hugo Santos

General Manager of Fersa-NKE Bearings North America

During his senior year of college, Hugo began his career as an intern in the logistics area of ​​Fersa. He stayed on for 3 years as head of planning and manufacturing.

In 2008 he temporary left the company to join the operations team of the Finnish group Cargotec, where he developed engineering functions and operations development for 2 years. In 2010, he resumed his career at Fersa as director of operations at the plant in Zaragoza. He has been the CEO of Fersa's Asian subsidiary in Jiaxing, China since 2011 until 2017. Now he's the CEO of Fersa Group's North American subsidiary in Toledo, Ohio. 

Hugo earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Wales; a Specialized General Executive Master's degree (GEMBA) and a post-graduate degree in Steering and Business Administration from CEIBS, in Shanghai; and a Master's in Logistics of Zaragoza Logistics Center in cooperation with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

The greatest asset we have at Fersa is our team. Their passion, talent and creativity are our main driver to success.

Felipe Martín

General Manager of Fersa Bearings Brazil

He began his career in 2002 in the business office of the Embassy of Spain in Chicago, USA, as a market analyst. Then in 2004 he worked as a foreign trade specialist for the Spanish Manufacturers Association of Construction Sector Equipment, ANMOPYC.

In 2006 he joined Ervisa, a consumer products packaging manufacturer, as sales manager for Western Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.  In 2009, Felipe joined Fersa as sales manager. He has been the CEO of Fersa Bearings Brazil in Sao Paulo since 2011.

Felipe has a degree in Economics from the University of Zaragoza and has a postgraduate degree in International Business from the Columbus International Business School.

Fersa's customers feel important from the very beginning. Their satisfaction is our motto and that  makes a difference.