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• Bernhard Maier announced as ŠKODA’s new CEO as of 1 Nov 2015
• Maier succeeds Prof. Dr. Winfried Vahland
• Maier: “ŠKODA has an glorious bottom from that to continue a considerable success
story over a years to come”
Bernhard Maier took over as a ŠKODA brand’s new Chief Executive Officer on 1 Nov 2015. The former Sales and Marketing Director during Porsche AG succeeds Prof. Dr. hc Winfried Vahland, who after 25 successful years in a Group – including 5 years as ŠKODA CEO – is withdrawal a Volkswagen Group during his possess request.
As a new CEO, Bernhard Maier (55) will evenly pursue ŠKODA’s energetic development. “I am unapproachable to work for this large, normal and well-respected company. we am gratified to be fasten a good team,” says Maier. “This association is an superb deputy of a significance of a Czech Republic and Bohemia as one of a cradles of European automobile manufacturing. The people from this segment have an glorious repute around a universe for their craftsmanship and engineering skills. ŠKODA has grown impressively over new years with a conspicuous series of new automobile launches. The association has a fast bottom for serve successful development. It is my good charge to take a code brazen alongside a rarely dedicated team. We devise to continue on this highway to success and enhance ŠKODA’s marketplace position and code strength with new models,” explains ŠKODA’s new CEO.
Born in Schwäbisch Gmünd, a ‘thoroughbred automobile man’ was obliged for Sales and Marketing during Porsche AG until recently. In this capacity, Bernhard Maier gathering a company’s general enlargement and a professionalization of a Porsche sales classification brazen sustainably. Under his care in Sales and Marketing, Porsche’s code value and patron compensation increasing significantly. With a enlargement of Porsche’s indication operation and a unchanging internationalization strategy, Maier took Porsche’s sales to a new level.
Maier has been ardent about cars given childhood. After completing his tutelage as a automobile mechanic, he graduated tip of his category in all disciplines as a master automechanic in 1984. Afterwards, he complicated business administration in Calw. After spending dual years in positions during mechanism manufacturer Nixdorf, and Wallhäuser a apparatus company, he returned to a automotive attention in 1988. Maier insincere several managerial positions during BMW in Germany and abroad over a following years. In Jun 2001, he assimilated Porsche where he led a business operations of Porsche Deutschland. From 2010, Bernhard Maier was a Board Member for Sales and Marketing of Porsche AG in Stuttgart.
Winfried Vahland is withdrawal a association during his possess ask after 25 years of successful work in a Volkswagen Group. He was CEO of ŠKODA from Sep 2010.