As of January 1, 2020, Kurk Wilks is the president & (original equipment) of MANN+HUMMEL Group. Kurk has been with the company for around 20 years, managing the automotive original equipment business since 2019 and will continue to do so. Kurk previously worked in a variety of roles within MANN+HUMMEL in the USA. The married father of two children joined MANN+HUMMEL as a sales manager and worked in various other posts at the company before being named President and General Manager Original Equipment.

Kurk has a degree in accounting and an MBA from Walsh College in Troy, Michigan.