Volker Stauch, head of Mercedes-Benz, retires

Posted on Saturday, 22 May 2010 , 08:05:07 byAlina

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Volker Stauch, head of Mercedes-Benz, retires

Volker Stauch, Head of Powertrain Operations Mercedes-Benz Cars, retires at the end of June after a career of 32 years at Daimler AG.

Born on 1 April 1952, Volker Stauch was responsible for the coordination of all engine and transmission activities for Mercedes-Benz Cars since February 1999. After that, Stauch took over as head of the Untertürkheim production site on 1 July 1999 and then he became head of Powertrain Operations in 2006, when all engine and transmission activities were combined into a single entity.

In his eleven years as head of the Untertürkheim plant, the facility evolved by expanding the axle production in the Mettingen section of the plant (1999), rebuilding the iron foundry (2001), expanding the plant for V6 and V8 engines in Bad Cannstatt (2005) and the opening of the Mercedes-Benz Museum (2006).

"On behalf of the entire board, I would like to thank Volker Stauch most sincerely for his outstanding commitment." said Wolfgang Bernhard, Daimler member of the board of in charge of Production and Procurement.

Peter Schabert, currently head of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen, will be the successor to Volker Stauch. Borned in 1954, Schabert started his career with Daimler in 1985 as a production engineer in the Untertürkheim plant. He worked as head of engine production in Untertürkheim as well as head of the Berlin plant (2003 – 2007), which is part of the Powertrain Operations network of Mercedes-Benz Cars.

"We also wish Volker Stauch all the very best as he enters into this new chapter in his life after more than three decades with Daimler," added Bernhard.