Wolfgang Bernhard will take a key role at Mercedes-Benz

Article by Christian A., on August 27, 2010

There's a new member to the Daimler's management board -- Wolfgang Bernhard. He will have a key role at Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz Cars unit and will take responsibility for production and procurement and for the Mercedes-Benz vans division.

Bernhard had been at Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche's right-hand at Chrysler before Daimler sold its former U.S. unit.

Interestingly, Bernhard was to be announced as head of Mercedes cars in 2004 before union opposed his appointment and had his own disagreements with then-CEO Juergen.

Schrempp led to his demotion. He eventually departed from Mercedes. Bernhard was Volkswagen brand CEO from 2005 to 2007, but he went back to Daimler last April to take a job as head of the company's low-profile vans business. It is believed that this was a move to return to Daimler's executive ranks.

Because of Bernhard's appointment, the future of Zetsche's No. 2, Rainer Schmueckle, who is currently Daimler's chief operating officer and is responsible for production and procurement at Mercedes, becomes unclear.

According to Germany's Manager Magazin, Schmueckle is set to leave the automaker. Schmueckle is reportedly still in talks with the company.

A Daimler spokesman declined to comment if Schmueckle is staying with the company. He also didn't say when a final decision on Schmueckle's future with Daimler would be made.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

The Swedish moose test is known to have victimized many in the past, including the Toyota Hilux that massively failed. So knowing that many cars from trusted and leading automakers...
by - June 27, 2017
All-new BMW X3 (G01) just made its debut! The updated model has a familiar design, and slightly increased dimensions compared to its successful predecessors. For more cabin space, the wheelbase...
by - June 27, 2017
Polestar is notably known to be Volvo's internal performance specialists, and around last year Polestar revealed to the public that it will utilize electrification to further advance the power of...
by - June 26, 2017
Earlier this month, Porsche introduced to us the 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series. The car wore a Golden Yellow Metallic paint. The same time it was launched, the company said...
by - June 26, 2017
Last month, the Lamborghini Centenario made its way to the Transformers: The Last Knight premiere where it got the attention of many. Following that event, three Lamborghini Centenario coupes landed...
by - June 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries