Schaeffler appoints Matthias Zink as new member to its management board

Januar 2017

Schaeffler appoints Matthias Zink as new member to its management board

zinkWith effect from 1 January 2017 the Schaeffler supervisory board appointed Matthias Zink (46), Manager of the business unit Transmission Systems, as new member of the management board.

Matthias Zink is becoming successor of Norbert Indlekofer (58) whose contract has not been prolonged. Norbert Indlekofer has left the company on 31 December 2016.

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Dr Peter Mertens to become new AUDI Head of R&D

November 2016

Dr Peter Mertens to become new AUDI Head of R&D

mertensDr Peter Mertens
hitherto Senior Vice President
Research & Development, Volvo Cars, Sweden

moves to AUDI, taking over the same position.

Several media report that Dr Peter Mertens is going to be the new Head of Research and Development at AUDI. When this is going to be is not clear by now.

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November 2016

FEV expands and strengthens its E/E business

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Dr Thomas Hülshorst, Group Vice President Electronics and Electrification, FEV
Jürgen Ogrzewalla, Head of Business Unit Electronics and Electrification Europe, FEV

As a result of further expansion in the fields of alternative drives, connectivity and driver assistance systems (ADAS) at international engineering service provider FEV, Dr. Thomas Hülshorst has taken over global management of the electronics and electrification business unit. In his new position as group vice president electronics and electrification, he will report to the COO of FEV Group Holding GmbH, Dr. Ralf Marquard. FEV’s Jürgen Ogrzewalla has assumed responsibility for the activities of the business unit in Europe and, thus, assumes Hülshorst’s previous position, which he had held since 2012.

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ZF Board Member Rolf Lutz to Retire

August 2016

ZF Board Member Rolf Lutz to Retire

Rolf LutzRolf Lutz
Member of the Board of Management, responsible for Corporate Quality, Commercial Vehicle Technology, and the Region of South America, ZF Group

After 36 years at the ZF Group, Rolf Lutz will retire in the fall of 2016. As a member of the Board of Management, 64-year-old Lutz is currently responsible for Corporate Quality, Commercial Vehicle Technology and the Region of South America. In the last two years he also supervised the establishment of the ZF Real Estate Management. Lutz has in particular left his mark on ZF’s commercial vehicle business by driving internationalization and innovation in a variety of positions.

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July 2016

July 2016

Barb Samardzich Steven Armstrong

Barb Samardzich, Vice President and COO, Ford of Europe
Steven Armstrong, President, Ford South America

Barb Samardzich, Vice President and COO, Ford of Europe, has elected to retire Oct. 1.

Samardzich, has hold several leadership positions at Ford in the U.S. and Europe. As COO since November 2013, she was responsible for many Ford of Europe’s operations, including Manufacturing, Quality, Product Development, Purchasing, and Sustainability, Environment & Safety Engineering.

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Continental Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Transmission Business Units under New Leadership

Continental Hybrid Electric Vehicle and Transmission Business Units under New Leadership

At the international technology company Continental, two Business Units in the Powertrain Division are under new leadership.

Rudolf StarkRudolf Stark
former Head of the Transmission Business Unit taking over the Hybrid Electric Vehicle Business Unit   

Stephan Rebhan

Stephan Rebhan
Former Head of Development  moves to the top of the Transmission Business Unit

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Noel R. Mack

June 2016

mackNoel R. Mack,
was appointed Executive Director Truck Driveline Systems of AAM in June 2016 with global responsibility. Before that Noel Mack held the position of Director – Development of Great Wall Motors in Baoding, China.

Mihir Kotecha

kotechaMihir Kotecha,
CEO of GETRAG, has decided to leave GETRAG on 30 June 2016

Dr. Stephan Weng

GETRAG UntergruppenbachDr. Stephan Weng,
until now COO at GETRAG, is going to take over the responsibility of Mihir Kotecha as Executive Vice President of GETRAG and will be directly reporting to Jake Hirsch, President Magna Powertrain.

Bernd Eckl

ecklBernd Eckl, until now Executive Vice President Sales, Marketing, Business Development at GETRAG has also decided to leave the company. He was appointed by the MAHLE Group’s Supervisory Board to the Management Board of the MAHLE Group, with effect from January 1, 2017. During the first few months, he will familiarize himself before succeeding Dr. Rudolf Paulik (62) on April 1, 2017, following Dr. Paulik’s retirement on March 31, 2017. Mr. Bernd Eckl will be taking over his predecessor’s responsibility for the Engine Systems and Components business unit and for group-wide quality assurance.

Peter Seidl

Peter Seidl, Senior Vice President, Sales & Marketing at GETRAG, is taking over the extended global Sales & Marketing tasks of Magna Powertrain, which are now involving the
Sales & Marketing organisation of GETRAG.

Andreas Englisch

April 2016

Andreas-Englisch

Schaeffler is expanding in the electric mobility sector. With the reorganization of Hybrid Drives business unit Andreas Englisch has been responsible for the restructured Hybrid Drives business unit since April 2016. He reports to Matthias Zink, President of the Transmission Systems business division. The Hybrid Drives business unit will comprise the product lines “Electric Axle”, “Hybrid Modules” and “CVT”.

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