Stefan Wieschalla becomes Director of Business Development of IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH

A big step in moving forward together

Rellingen, 01/11/18

IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH is reinforcing its management team with a familiar face. With effect from 1 November this year, Stefan Wieschalla will join the management team of the expert alliance for smart repair, vehicle refurbishment, body and paint work. His new areas of responsibility include the acquisition of new businesses in Germany and its neighbouring countries as well as support with their integration into the successful network. Another important aspect is the expansion of the customer base, the acquisition of new customers and the recruitment of new staff.


Where there is a will there is a way, as impressively demonstrated by the career of 50-year-old Wieschalla. The qualified vehicle paint technician and industrial business administrator has 21 years of experience at middle management level and knows the paint industry just as well as the business side; the former through his sales activities, the latter as the owner of the renowned, 29-strong body and paint workshop Bukowski, which he managed for five years and successfully integrated into the network of the IRS Group in his last year. “I’ve been impressed with the lean processes and the strong team spirit from the very beginning; they all really pull together as a team”, Wieschalla explains. Actively shaping the course for success of IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH is exactly the path he now would like to take. Wieschalla adds: “I have set myself the goal of making the business units the best and preferred partner in the German repair market.” A goal that fits seamlessly into the company’s vision of revolutionising vehicle repair together using the group’s strength. He considers making the successful IRS Group even more successful to be both an opportunity and a challenge. “That’s why I’m so excited to start out there”, he concludes with a twinkle in his eye.


Norbert Dohmen, CEO of the IRS Group, shares this feeling: “We could not be more delighted to have Stefan Wieschalla as part of our management team, because his experience, his contacts and his talent will make the IRS Group, IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH and, not least, each of our existing and future businesses even stronger.” Wieschalla and Dohmen are obviously well on their way to do so.


The IRS Group is Europe’s leading group in the fields of smart repair, body and paint work as well as hail damage repair on vehicle bodies. It offers the full range of services relating to the refurbishment and repair of the body and interior of used, hired, accident-damaged and leased vehicles. At present, more than 1,500 employees work within the group.