German auto parts maker, Bosch announces change in global leadership

Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

German auto parts maker, Robert Bosch GmbH member of board, Wolf-Henning Scheider, will be leaving the group March 31, 2015 to take up another leadership role at company's joint venture partner Mahle GmbH. Scheider will join Mahle GmbH as the chairman of its board of management from July 1, 2015. Bosch and Mahle have been developing and manufacturing exhaust-gas turbocharger under joint venture- Bosch Mahle Turbosystems.

Also, effective April 1, 2015, Rolf Bulander will assume responsibility for the Mobility Solutions business sector. Operationally, he will be responsible for the Diesel Systems, Gasoline Systems, and Starter Motors and Generators divisions, and will also have corporate responsibility for quality.

In addition, he will be responsible for the Electrical Drives division in the future. Bulander, who has a PhD in mechanical engineering, has been with the company for 26 years and was appointed to the board of management in 2013. Prior to that, he was president of the Gasoline Systems division.

At the same time, Markus Heyn will be joining the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Following a proposal by the shareholders, this was decided by the supervisory board. His future areas of responsibility will include Automotive Original Equipment Sales and Marketing and Sales.

He will also be responsible for the Automotive Aftermarket division and the ETAS GmbH and Bosch Engineering GmbH subsidiaries. Heyn, who also has a PhD in mechanical engineering, has been with Bosch since 1999. Most recently, he was president of the Diesel Systems division.

As part of the reshuffle of responsibilities, Dirk Hoheisel will retain responsibility for the Chassis Systems Control, Car Multimedia, and Automotive Electronics divisions. He will also assume responsibility for the new Automotive Steering division.

The latter change is subject to the antitrust authorities approving the complete acquisition of ZF Lenksysteme GmbH. In addition, Hoheisel will remain responsible for Automotive Systems Integration. Hoheisel, who has a PhD in electrical engineering, has been a member of the board of management since 2012. He was previously a member of the executive management of the Car Multimedia and Chassis Systems Control divisions.


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