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personal details Opel, McLaren and Infineon: Personal details of the week

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Opel’s plant in Rüsselsheim has a new director, McLaren Automotive will soon have a new CEO and Infineon has reassigned the position of marketing director.

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Peter Roots is the new director of the Rüsselsheim factory.

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Peter Roths He has been the new manager of the Opel plant in Rüsselsheim since May 1. He succeeds Michael Lewald, who will take on a different role on the Stellantis group. Most recently, Ruts has been responsible for projects such as the customization of electric vehicle platforms in Eisenach and Rüsselsheim. The 40-year-old had previously run the Eisenach plant since 2015.

Michael Letters He will be the new CEO of sports car maker McLaren Automotive on July 1st. In the future, Litter will work at the company’s global headquarters in England and will also oversee production of the McLaren Artura series. Most recently, the 50-year-old was chief technology officer at Ferrari and before that at Porsche, among others.

Mini and Infineon

Christian Brandl He became the new president of Mini Germany since May 1. According to a press release, he succeeded Ulrike von Merbach, who had already taken on a new role within the BMW Group on April 1. Merbach will be the future head of retail customer business for BMW and Mini in the “Future Sales Model” project for Europe. She is also responsible for preparing the new sales model for MINI in Europe. Brandl became the sales director of MINI Germany only at the beginning of the year.

Andreas Orschitz Become the new Marketing Director (CMO) at Infineon Technologies. He succeeds Helmut Gassel, who left the company on May 31 of his own free will. Urschitz has been in charge of the Power and Sensing Systems Division (PSS) since 2012. Previously, he held various management positions in production, marketing, development and sales.

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Kiekert and Horiba

Christian Fisher He is the new CEO of Digital Information (CIO) at automotive supplier Kiekert. He has been in charge of the company’s global IT since March 2022. The 49-year-old reports directly to the CEO and CFO, Jerome DeBrio. Fischer was the managing partner of an IT consulting firm in Switzerland for four years and previously worked at Knorr- Bremse, among others.

Ralph Laxman He has been the new president of Horiba Europe, a manufacturer of analysis and measurement instruments, since May. He succeeds Robert Blank, who will be responsible for the company in an advisory capacity as a non-executive board member. Lauxman has been with Horiba since April 2022, most recently at Continental as Senior Vice President of Strategy and Future Solutions for the Mobility and Autonomous Safety business.

PIA Automation and Autobrains

Andre Valles And John Strasser He jointly took over the management of PIA Automation on May 1st. Vallis is responsible for operations and project management and has been the managing director of the Amberg location since 2017. Strasser will be responsible for future sales and technology and was previously head of sales and marketing.

Nils Berkemer He is the Vice President of Corporate Development at the new Autobrains site in Berlin. He comes to the AI ​​startup and has seven years of experience in high-tech venture capital and corporate investments. In his new role, Berkemer will oversee all growth activities, including acquisitions, strategic partnerships and mergers.

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Manuel Yun He is Vice President of Strategy at Autobrains Germany. In his new position, he will, among other things, develop Autobrains’ business strategy in collaboration with R&D and product teams. Yoon previously worked at strategic consulting firm Roland Berger, providing consultancy to auto manufacturers and suppliers, for example.

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