Dear business partner,

I am extremely happy to welcome Joe Stephan to the NEXUS team, as from February 1st .

At the end of 2019 NEXUS announced that three Suppliers hubs would be created in 2020 in various regions of the world, with the scope to accelerate and strongly support our partners at a global and local level, one in Germany (Heidelberg), one in Japan (Osaka) and one in the US (Detroit).

With the announcement of Joe Stephan, who will be driving the globalization of the North American based NAI suppliers in conjunction with Robert Kirr (Executive Director Supplier Management), NEXUS has kept its commitment to its partners to open these 3 Suppliers hubs in key locations.

In his role as Business Development Director North America, Joe will evolve the NEXUS Automotive International value proposition to its suppliers and the role of NEXUS North America (NNA). Joe will work with the NEXUS North America partners to progressively strengthen the value proposition of the regional entity and introduce the different N! services & concepts.

With 34 years’ experience in sales, marketing and product management within the automotive aftermarket and a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from SUNY at New Paltz, Joe is committed to providing continuous and advanced support to the N! Community.

Prior to joining NEXUS, Joe was the EVP Sales – chief commercial officer at TRICO Group. Joe also worked at Power Stop LLC as their chief operating officer and Federal-Mogul and Tenneco Automotive, where he served in various sales and marketing roles.

We wish Joe a good start within the NEXUS family.


With best regards.

Gaël Escribe


Joe Stephan

Joe Stephan