Our leadership

Opus management team

Our leaders have strong backgrounds in vehicle inspection and technology, and extensive experience of growing and developing businesses around the world.

Meet the team

Lothar Geilen
Chief Executive (CEO)

Lothar was appointed CEO in 2017. He co-founded Systech, a vehicle inspection company that was acquired by Opus in 2008, laying the foundation for the Opus vehicle inspection business. Lothar provides strategic leadership to Opus. He is a German national and has the German equivalent of a Masters degree in Business Administration.

Linus Brandt
Executive Vice President & CFO

Linus has more than 20 years of experience in financial management. Prior to joining Opus in 2016, he was CFO of Mediatec, and of Stena Group’s investment arm. Linus is responsible for all things finance, including Opus financial reports. He has a B.Sc. in Business and Economics.

Bjoern Rietschel
Executive Vice President

Bjoern joined the leadership team as Executive Vice President for the Opus Group in 2021. Prior to joining Opus, Bjoern held executive positions as President and Managing Director in the Automotive and Digital Sector in North America and Europe. Bjoern has a German Masters’ equivalent degree in business and postgraduate degrees from the University of Leicester and Swansea School of Management, UK. 

Andy McIntosh
President, Vehicle Inspection US

Andy joined Opus in 2019 having previously led several automotive aftermarket businesses. Andy is responsible for the Opus vehicle inspection business in North America. He has an M.Sc. from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

Alfredo R Granai
President, Vehicle Inspection Latin America

Alfredo has extensive experience in developing new business opportunities. Before joining Opus, he was President of Latin America for Depuy Synthes. He also held senior roles at Roche. Alfredo is responsible for vehicle inspection in Latin America for Opus. He has a Masters degree in Business Administration and a degree in chemical engineering.

Brian Herron
President, Opus IVS

Brian has managed many different automotive businesses, with extensive expertise in computer technology and automotive service. He was previously President of Drew Technologies. At Opus, Brian leads the Intelligent Vehicle Support division (Opus IVS), where he provides strategic and operational leadership. Brian has a degree in Management Information Systems and holds more than 20 patents.

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