Dr. Markus Keicher (51) is 1. April 2020, the production and location responsibility of the Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde GmbH apply. Currently Keicher production and site Manager of the Mercedes – Benz plant in Bremen. He succeeds, Sebastian Streuff (45), the since 1. February 2020 the process of transformation at Mercedes-Benz Vans is in charge.
“Markus Keicher, we have managed to attract a very experienced production colleagues for our location in Ludwigsfelde“ Dr. Ingo Ettischer, head of Mercedes-Benz Vans Operations. “I look forward to working with Markus Keicher. With his Expertise in various production areas in the world, he has the right skills to our work for the open type of Sprinter to successfully continue.“Further, he said: “I thank Sebastian Streuff for his outstanding commitment and successful management of the plant in Ludwigsfelde, which was at the start of the new Sprinter two years ago, the Benchmark in the global production network.“
Keicher studied mechanical engineering at the University of Stuttgart and earned his doctorate at the Imperial College in London. He joined in 1998 through the Junior program in the then DaimlerChrysler AG. According to various leadership and project management tasks in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Berlin as well as in the Car production, maintenance, Technical Service, and production planning moved Keicher, 2011, in the Joint Venture BBAC to Beijing/China. There he was responsible for – from the ground-breaking ceremony of the building and the ramp-up of the first non-German engine plant within Mercedes-Benz Cars up to the ridge line. Starting in the summer of 2017, the engine production was Keicher at the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim and acted as spokesman for the entire production network of the engines in the world, before he took over in September 2018, the production and site management in the Mercedes-Benz plant in Bremen. On the succession of Keicher in Bremen will soon be decided.
Streuff, since 1. February 2020, the Transformation Office in Stuttgart, Germany and directly reports to the head of Mercedes-Benz Vans. Previously, Streuff was more than four years of site Manager and managing Director of Mercedes-Benz Ludwigsfelde GmbH. With the efficiency and transformation initiative, which was launched at the beginning of the year 2019 in the case of Mercedes-Benz Vans on the way, were already set important levers. The Initiative placed even more at Mercedes-Benz Vans to anchor, with the Transformation Office with a dedicated Organisation, with the three pillars Performance, Strategy and Transformation.
Source: Daimler AG
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