With effect from June 1, 2013, there will be on board of Daimler AG. These will include the appointment of Phillipp Schiemer to head management of Mercedes Benz do Brasil (MB Bras). He is at present Head of Marketing at Mercedes Benz Cars. Schiemer will take over from Jürgen Ziegler whose contract expires as scheduled. MB Bras is headquartered in Sao Paulo.
Changes will also be seen as Wolfgang Hänle heads to São Bernardo do Campo and Juiz de Fora to be Head of Production for these two Brazilian facilities. Hanle is currently head of Production at Daimler Buses, a position which he has retained for over the past ten years.
Holger Steindorf will take the place of Hänle as Head of Production at Daimler Buses with effect from 1st June 2013 while Marcus Schoenenberg, Head of Aftersales technology MB Cars will take Steindorf’s place who is responsibile for Procurement Trucks & Buses.
Gustav Tuschen will take charge as Head of Development at Daimler Buses on July 1, 2013. Tuschen is currently responsible for Product Strategy & Development at Daimler subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck & Bus Company (MFTBC) in Japan. Aydogan Cakmaz who is currently in a similar position at Daimler India Commercial vehicles (DICV) operating the BharatBenz brand here will head Product Engineering at Fuso effective July 1, 2013.
Bus management team changes are subject to approval from Supervisory Board of EvoBus GmbH, and those at Fuso by the shareholder committee. Andreas Renschler, the Daimler Board of Management member responsible for Daimler Trucks and Daimler Buses, said, “Comprehensive, interdivisional expertise and and internationality are key elements of Daimler’s management culture. That’s why personnel changes such as those that will soon occur in Brazil and in the commercial vehicle sector are by no means unusual. All of the managers in question have done a great job in their current positions, and I’m certain that they will continue doing so in their new areas of responsibility. I wish all of them great success in their new positions.”