Following the resignation of one of its senior executives, Volkswagen Truck & Bus and MAN Truck & Bus is undergoing a reshuffle of top management which will become effective from next month.
Josef Schelchshorn who, for personal reasons, has quit his posts as Chief Human Resources Officer at MAN SE, MAN Truck & Bus and Volkswagen Truck & Bus, will be succeeded by Dr Carsten Intra, whose duties on the Executive Board of MAN Truck & Bus AG will be assumed by Dr Frederik Zohm (Research & Development) and Dr Ulrich Dilling (Production & Logistics).
Joachim Drees, Chief Executive Officer of MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus AG, will serve an additional five-year term following a decision by the Supervisory Board to extend his contract, effective from April next year.
Drees, who held managerial positions at Daimler Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Trucks from 1996 before leaving in 2006 to join British investment company HG Capital, was appointed CEO of MAN SE and MAN Truck & Bus in 2015. He is also a member of the Management Board of Volkswagen Truck & Bus GmbH.
Intra joined the former MAN Nutzfahrzeuge AG in 2001 as a production engineer. Two years later, he became head of driver cab production and was made head of Central Site Network Planning in 2004. From 2006, he led the heavy-duty trucks business unit.
Following further management positions in Turkey and Brazil, Intra took over Executive Board responsibility for Production & Logistics at MAN Truck & Bus AG in 2012. Since November 2015, he has additionally held the role for Research & Development.
Zohm was most recently responsible at Volkswagen Truck & Bus for management of the strategic alliance with US-based truck maker Navistar. Prior to this, he was with Daimler AG in different management positions at Evo-Bus, the Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Operation, and the Daimler Trucks Powertrain Division.
Dilling headed the MAN engine plant in Nuremberg and, in this position, managed various international powertrain projects. Earlier this year he took over the commercial vehicle manufacturer’s component production across all sites.
He joined MAN in 2009 from transmission systems manufacturer Getrag, where he also gained 11 years of international experience in its subsidiaries in the USA and Sweden. He became a member of the Getrag Group’s management in 2004.
Paying tribute to Schelchshorn, Andreas Renschler, CEO of Volkswagen Truck & Bus, said both Volkswagen and MAN would be sad to see him go. “He has made a significant contribution to the start-up of Volkswagen Truck & Bus and has set the course for the future of MAN. I would like to thank him for his valuable assistance and wish him all the best for the future.”