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Stuttgart, Germany – On March 31, 2017, after 28 years with the company, Dr. #wernerstruth (60) will be retiring from his current position as member of the board of management of #robertbosch GmbH. Most recently, Struth was responsible for the Industrial Technology business sector, with its Packaging Technology and Drive and Control Technology divisions. He was also responsible for the Americas, for manufacturing coordination, and for occupational health and safety and environmental protection. His position will not fall vacant. Instead, his tasks will be redistributed among the other board members. Struth has been a member of the board of management of #robertbosch GmbH since January 2012.
The shareholders and supervisory board expressed their thanks to Struth for his many years of good service with #robertbosch GmbH. In the course of his #bosch career, Struth was president of the Chassis Systems Control division (2005 to 2012) and a member of the executive management of the Diesel Systems division (2002 to 2005). Before that, Struth also worked for several years at #bosch Braking Systems Co. Ltd. in Japan.
“With his profound expertise and his down-to-earth, persuasive manner, #wernerstruth earned himself respect within and beyond the company – among associates, customers, and business partners,” says Dr. Volkmar Denner, chairman of the board of management of #robertbosch GmbH. “He is not only an expert in his field, but was also always someone who made the company values his own, in everything he did.”
“Over the course of his successful career in many #bosch units, #wernerstruth took on responsibility and inspired many strategic initiatives. The supervisory board and the shareholders owe him a debt of thanks,” adds Franz Fehrenbach, chairman of the supervisory board at #robertbosch GmbH. “As a manufacturing expert, for example, he championed Industry 4.0. During his time as a board of management member, #bosch has taken great strides toward becoming a leading Industry 4.0 provider and user.”
Struth’s areas of responsibility will be reassigned as follows: Dr. #stefanhartung will assume responsibility for the Industrial Technology business sector and for manufacturing coordination. Dr. #markusheyn will be responsible for the Americas, and #christophkubel will take on responsibility for occupational health and safety and environmental protection.
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