Manfred Erlacher is next president of BMW Manufacturing

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 9, 2013

Manfred Erlacher will become the next president of BMW Manufacturing Co. in Spartanburg, South Carolina, effective November 1, 2013, BMW Group has announced. Erlacher is currently managing director of BMW’s Leipzig site in Germany, a post he has held since January 2009. He will be replacing Josef Kerscher, who had held the post since 2007.

Kerscher, on the other hand, will become managing director of BMW’s Dingolfing plant Germany, replacing Wolfgang Stadler who is joining Jaguar Land Rover’s board of directors. Erlacher was responsible for overseeing the expansion of BMW’s Leipzig plant to build the new BMW i3 electric car and i8 plug-in hybrid.

He will be replaced by Milan Nedeljkovic, head of assembly at the plant. Kerscher, who has been with BMW since 1979, was responsible for overseeing the surge in production at the Spartanburg plant from 105,000 vehicles in 2006 to over 301,000 in 2012.

The Spartanburg plant produces the BMW X3, X5 and X6 crossovers. BMW Group posted a 21-percent year-on-year increase in sales in the United States to 33,729 units. The group logged a 9-percent year-on-year surge in sales in the US to 173,291 units.

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