Board Members


Wolfgang E. Reinhold 

In 1989, Wolfgang E. Reinhold assumed the role of Managing Director at LeasePlan Germany. Progressing in his career, he was elected as the Senior Vice-President Car Remarketing of LeasePlan Corporation in 2003, and from 2006 onwards, he held the pivotal position of Senior Vice-President for Car Remarketing, Operations & Procurement.

Since 2017, Wolfgang embarked on his own international consultancy business. With his passion for the Remarketing Industry, he founded CARA in the summer of 2015, serving as one of its founders with extensive expertise in the remarketing field. Beyond his wealth of experience, Wolfgang’s genuine passion has propelled CARA to become the leading association in the remarketing industry throughout Europe. As a compassionate, driven, and experienced Chairman, he continues to shape the success of the association.


David Chapple

David is the Head of Remarketing at Europcar International with a career in vehicle remarketing that spans over 25 years.

David’s previous remarketing positions in the UK include 17 years with major Leasing & Contract Hire businesses, Godfrey Davis /Bank of Scotland, Hertz Lease and ALD Automotive and formally vice chairman of the BVRLA Residual Value & Remarketing Committee.

David also spent 5 years building the remarketing arm of a major VW Group Retail Franchise before joining Europcar in July 2010. In December 2012 David was appointed to Europcar International as Head of Remarketing, responsible for the strategy and planning of the corporate remarketing activities in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Australia & New Zealand.


Roland Gagel

Roland Gagel has assumed the role of Director Quality of the Testcenter Rodgau for SEGULA Technologies GmbH. Previously, he served as the Senior Vice President Automotive at TÜV SÜD, overseeing global homologation and vehicle emission testing, as well as the Remarketing and Consulting business for a leading TIC company. In this capacity, he played a pivotal role in advancing business development in innovation areas like electric and connected vehicles, as well as Highly Automated Driving.

Prior to his tenure at TÜV SÜD, Roland held a key position at SGS’ Global Field Services Transportation, focusing on remarketing, audit, and consulting services within the automotive industry. With over 25 years of expertise, including 15 years at GM Opel, Roland has amassed extensive knowledge in the automotive sector.

At CARA, Roland has been at the forefront, leading the Correct Mileage workgroup since 2017, which has evolved into the In-Car Data Workgroup. From 2021 onward, he has taken the lead in the Battery Health Workgroup, successfully establishing the Battery Health Check CARA Approved certification mark.


Luis Maria Perez Serrano

Luis Maria Perez Serrano, currently holding the position of International Remarketing & Consulting Manager at TÜV SÜD AUTO PLUS GmbH, is instrumental in formulating international strategy, coordinating existing markets, and driving business development initiatives with a global perspective. In his prior role as Division Director at TÜV SÜD ATISAE, he successfully oversaw a turnover exceeding €10 million, effectively guiding the business toward market leadership.

In November 2023, Luis Maria was nominated as Board Member of CARA, further highlighting his leadership and recognition within the industry. His application for the CARA Board Member position underscores 15 years of experience in the used car and remarketing industries, positioning him as a valuable asset with a unique blend of leadership, strategic vision, and international expertise.


Johan Verbois

Johan founded 5S Consulting in 2014 after leaving Toyota Motor Europe as General Manager, Fleet Remarketing and Network Development. Prior to his 11 years at Toyota Motor Europe, he held a variety of positions with various car manufacturers. In his early days at 5S Consulting, he developed and organized the first Remarketing Forum for Fleet Europe in Hamburg. Together with Wolfgang Reinhold he formed the basis for CARA. His passionate personality forms a solid basis for being part of the governing body of CARA.


Dirk-Marco Adams

Dirk-Marco Adams, who is originally a German Engineer, has worked more than 20 years for several OEMs, including BMW AG, Ford Motor Company and PEUGEOT-CITROEN Automobiles across Sales and Marketing in different countries across Europe.

After a journey of various experiences and knowledge in the automotive business, he started 2014 at the #1 European automotive data Provider Autovista Group, where he holds since more than 5 years the position of Chief Sales Officer. He is also responsible for the commercial integrating of new companies like EV-Volumes and Rodboka (NOR) at the Autovista Group.

In addition, his resume shows that he is constantly evaluating new trends and developments in the digital and electrified automotive market worldwide and maintain his knowledge.


Ed Spitzer

Ed Spitzer has already proven his knowledge and experience as the Senior Vice President of European Remarketing for Enterprise Holdings. With more than 30 years with the company, Ed has made a significant contribution to Enterprise’s growth both in the US and internationally and now serves as one of the company’s most senior European officers. Ed began his Enterprise career in Chicago on the company’s renowned Management Training program, where he learned the business from the ground up.