CEO IRS Group
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The focus of the IRS Group is on the valeting and repair of cars and trucks. As a leading provider in Europe, our range of services includes spot painting, bodywork repair and painting, dent and hail damage repair without painting, as well as wheel rim repair and vehicle valeting.
We handle the claims management of major hail incidents for our customers just as professionally and efficiently as the accidental damage of an insurance customer or the valeting of the bodywork and interior of a returned leased vehicle.
Our customer base includes car dealerships, car insurers and loss adjusters as well as numerous fleet operators and leasing companies in Germany, the UK and Scandinavia.
CEO IRS Group
CEO IRS Group
Successful expertise in the automotive claims market and a clear focus on customer needs: These are just two of the attributes that distinguish Matthias Rolinski and which our CEO applies to the IRS Group.
After a successful career in the automotive environment, including 7 years in a leading position at Carglass Germany, Matthias Rolinski switched industries in 2017 to Amplifon Deutschland GmbH. Under his leadership, the global market leader for hearing aid acoustics has become a top provider in Germany with more than 550 of its own specialist stores and 2,000 employees.
But the business economist was drawn back to the automotive industry. During his time at Carglass, Matthias Rolinski helped shape the rise of the industry leader in sales and marketing and, most recently, as Customer Director, was responsible for operations, sales and key account management.
At the IRS Group, in addition to growth through acquisitions, he is also focusing on optimizing processes in order to offer B2B partners and end customers all services related to the repair and reconditioning of vehicles from a single source.
Raphael Gilberg brings 17 years of experience from the German Carglass organization, where he was able to play a very strong role in developing growth in various management functions. After moving to Amplifon (world market leader for hearing systems), he was able to very strongly develop the focus topics of integration, customer enthusiasm and growth as Director of Sales and Operations. Most recently, as Managing Director Operations, Sales and Marketing, he was responsible for the growth of a large care service provider.
With the integration of the two divisions within IRS Germany, Raphael Gilberg will focus on maximum customer enthusiasm. With the 360° claims service, B2B customers in particular will be able to receive even more comprehensive support and access all services from a single source.
Frank Gerardy has been Managing Director of IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH and IRS Schadenzentrum GmbH since 01.06.2019. In the future, he will act as Chief Strategy Officer for the IRS Group.
The Koblenz entrepreneur, who built up the successful IRS Competence Center in Polch and Koblenz, is himself a trained master painter and an experienced expert for the representative office in the area of customer relations.
He is also a member of various committees and advisory boards in the bodywork and paint industry.
CFO IRS Group
CFO IRS Group
Dirk Wischnewski is CFO of IRS Group and has more than 20 years of experience in responsible positions in finance and accounting in predominantly international environments in various industries.
Before joining IRS Group, Dirk Wischnewski was Director Regional Finance at Bruker Corporation, responsible for the EMEA finance area, and in this function also Board Member in European production and sales companies.
Prior to that, he spent several years in the automotive business as Head of Finance and Accounting at the PV Automotive Group, which also included the Pit-Stop repair shop chain, and from 2006 to 2011 he managed and further developed the OBI Group's accounting worldwide.
He began his professional career in the aluminum industry as a management trainee at VAW Aluminium AG. He then worked there for a total of around 10 years in the Group in various management and leadership roles.
Dirk Wischnewski holds a degree in business administration from Cologne University of Applied Sciences.
Bo B. Jacobsen
Bo B. Jacobsen
Bo Jacobson is CEO International of the IRS Group.
He is also responsible for the management of pierre.dk. Previously, he was CFO of the pierre.dk Group and at the same time Business Development Director Sweden and Germany.
Before joining the automotive business, Bo Jacobsen worked as an auditor at Ernst & Young, as CFO at Vital Petfood Group and as an auditor at Martinsen and later at Wrist Ship Supply in Spain.
Bo Jacobson holds a Master of Business degree from the Århus Scholl of Business and a diploma in commerce.
Our sales growth is achieved both through acquisitions and new customer acquisition. We are also constantly working to increase the profitability of our resources and processes by centralising administrative activities to a large extent and consistently optimising operational processes. The IRS Group has its headquarters in Rellingen, just outside Hamburg. The following companies belong to our Group:
Dent Wizard GmbH
Clean Wizard GmbH
Hagelschaden-Centrum Douteil GmbH
IRS Schadenzentrum GmbH
IRS Karosserie & Lack GmbH
pierre.dk Autolakering A/S
Cryns by Damage
Claims per year
Locations all over Europe